My fellow scientists, it is with great excitement that I welcome our Independence Day this year.
Currently I live in an area of Wyoming that is being surrounded by fires that are burning relentlessly. Towns nearby have been ordered to evacuate and the high school across the street has turned into a tent city as our town welcomes refugees and has become a command center for the incoming firefighters. The once clear sky has been filled with smoke the last couple of days. However I have been warmed greatly by the support our community has shown to those misplaced at this time. The celebration being held in one of our main parks is proving to be a great reprieve to all.
It is times like this that I really appreciate the freedom’s we have in our country. The brave men coming to help fight the fires and help those that are fighting to save their homes is very inspirational. I feel truly blessed to witness all of this. So I ask you my fellow scientists, that in the next days, please say a prayer for those on the front lines fighting the flames and a prayer for those who have lost their homes.
To all the families that have sent their loved ones to help fight these fires…Thank You seems like so little. I THANK YOU ALL none the less.
To the rest of my fellow scientists…