To the editor:

To the editor:

During the crisis of 9-11-01, many comments were made about the heroism of the fire department of New York City. I think that no one disagreed with these observations, then or now.

However, our community may also see such heroes every day. The Violet Township Fire Department should not be overlooked. The men and women who are on duty 24 hours a day provide assistance, often lifesaving assistance. They do so with pride and professionalism.

Recently, I had need of the services of the EMT squad. They arrived within minutes of my call, were reassuring and caring. Shortly, I was in their van and on my way to the hospital.

Their care and knowledge gave me great comfort. I wish to thank them and acknowledge their contributions to our safety and well-being. I guess that makes them heroes in my book.

Michael A. Carbin

Pickerington

To the editor:

My wife and I attended an inspired production of "The Music Man" at Pickerington High School Central. We talked all the way home about the amazing amount of talent displayed by the young people.

They sang and danced. They acted with such an impact that it brought tears to my eyes. There were boys of girls of all ages in the production, blending their talents to create something more than just a play. They made the scenes come to life and the audience was drawn into the action.

We have had similar experiences at presentations at Pickerington High School North. It is truly wonderful to realize that the talents displayed by these students will last a lifetime and our community will be enriched for years to come.

I want to thank all the young people of the Pickerington schools and the teachers who guide and inspire them.

Lynn Thursby

Pickerington