Amidst Coronavirus: A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes of America

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I’m not talking about Lebron James. I’m not talking about George Clooney. I’m not talking about anyone that you would normally see on the news or commercials. They don’t have Nike sponsorships and they don’t have 7 figure contracts.

I’m not talking about Congress or political pundits either, in case you’re wondering.

Unlike who Americans have paid attention to for the last 10+ years, and who many Americans have gotten their moral and political advice from, these are the real heroes that keep America going.

These are the blue collar workers that show up to work every day. They’re the people trucking our goods across the country at a time where most are at home to avoid the possibility of getting or passing the virus on. They’re working in the grocery stores to restock shelves when someone buys out their entire stock of toilet paper and tortillas.

They're the doctors and nurses who are on the front lines every single day dealing with potentially deadly and contagious patients. And I'm not just talking about the coronavirus. They do this all year long and they don't get a break during these times.

They're the police officers and firemen/women who are still required to show up to work and reach out in the community in the midst of disasters. They're working in factories to produce the goods we consume every day. They're the farmers that are still in the fields from sun up to sun down. They're delivering goods to your home so that you don't have to get out and do it yourself.

They're working at gas stations that are staying open so that people can still get goods they need and fuel they need to get where they need to go. These people are still showing up to work. They're the people still driving around and picking up your garbage so that the community doesn't become a toxic and sickening landfill.

It reminds me of the time after 9/11 when Americans came together to realize who actually keeps this country running. Unfortunately it was quickly forgotten and we went back to worshipping celebrities and billionaires. This is another wake up call to the people around the world who had forgotten the importance of blue collar labor jobs.

We need them. We cannot survive without them in these times. We cannot always depend on automated systems to get the job done.

America owes these great American workers a great deal of gratitude for what they do. They're commonly under-appreciated. They don't sit out for turf toe or protest because they're only making $5 million a year. They're not making anywhere close to that. They simply show up day after day to provide for the community and their families.

Let's make sure they know they're appreciated when you see them. Tell them thank you and, most of all, let's not forget who they are what they contribute when this is all over.

This is what makes America great. Let's keep it that way.

13 thoughts on “Amidst Coronavirus: A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes of America”

  1. Truckers, nurses, doctors, firemen, police, armed forces, volunteers and so many others.
    Our heartfelt thank you for your excellent services especially during these difficult days.
    You’re what helps make America great.

  2. Thanks to all first responders ,American Red Cross and all others who do the same, big brothers and the like, we need them all Pray for all of us

  3. Search on YouTube for the song “Forty Hour Week (For A Livin’)” by the country group Alabama. The song is basically a carbon copy of this article. It was the first thing I thought of after reading this article.

  4. Thank you to the Truck Drivers who bring our food. Thank you to the Doctors and nurses who risk their lives to take of the sick. Thank you to those who stock the grocery shelves and those who check us out.
    Betty and Ronnie Harlow

  5. Now that the restaurants are closed, how do these unsung truckers get a hot meal and creature comforts (bathroom). Most truck stops have washer and dryers and showers too. How can we make sure they have access. We thank them by allowing them to rest when they can and eat food that will sustain them. Call your governor’s office and the President’s office to make sure they too are aware of any hardships the truckers encounter, including backups at the plants where they pick up and deliver.

  6. Thanks to all the real unsung heroes in this country…the blue collar workers. Thanks to the working stiffs who make this country go with or without politician’s meddling.

  7. Let’s not forget to thank & pray for our military & their families. Just heard from USO about keeping services going on bases in Italy, Korea & Iran where many are quarantined & with or without their families they still have jobs to do. Some states calling up Reserves to serve on front line with police, 1st responders, etc.
    All deserve our special prayers & deep gratitude for laying their lives on the line in many different ways.

  8. I don’t typically comment on posts, but as a long time reader I thought I’d drop in and wish you all the best during these
    troubling times.

    From all of us at Royal CBD, I hope you stay well with the COVID19 pandemic progressing at
    an alarming rate.

    Justin Hamilton
    Royal CBD

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