As you know, my husband is a firefighter. It has its perks, like lots of time spent playing on fire trucks.
Or cleaning them. Either or.
My husband’s fire station works on a 24/48 schedule, meaning that he works for 24 hours and then has 48 hours off. Sometimes that works out great, and sometimes that means he works on holidays. Like Thanksgiving.
Like this year.
It’s the sacrifice he makes as a firefighter: serving others who need it, no matter the day. It’s also the sacrifice we make as his supportive family. This year it’s our turn, but next year he should be home on Thanksgiving. You know how it goes.
You Can Nominate a Thanksgiving Hero
I bring this up because La Brea Bakery is running a Thanksgiving promotion where users will be encouraged to nominate their “Thanksgiving Hero”—people you know and love who regularly work on Thanksgiving serving others (such as firefighters, police, waiters, etc.). La Brea Bakery will deliver fully catered meals to five finalists across the nation on Thanksgiving. Submissions close on November 15, 2015.
I know I’m going to nominate my husband (and, therefore, his entire shift) since they’re working on Thanksgiving. I encourage you to nominate those in your communities who will work this year. It’s a simple way for you to show your own gratefulness for their sacrifice.
CONTEST ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: To submit an entry click the “Thanksgiving Heroes” tab to create your form submission by including: your first and last name; zip code; email address; an essay of 100 words or less telling about your family member that you will be unable to share Thanksgiving dinner with and submit at least one photograph showing both you and your family member that you will be unable to share Thanksgiving dinner with. Submissions must be received by November 15th 2015. Finalists will be announced November 17th 2015, after which the public will have a chance to vote for their favorites through November 20th 2015.
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea Bakery.