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Boston strong: Touching moment
Boston firefighters waited at airport
in uniform for mother of comrade
who died in blaze

Daily Mail (UK), by Ryan Gorman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/29/2014 9:52:15 PM

Boston firefighters gathered Thursday at Logan Airport to meet the family of a fallen comrade in an emotional show of respect and gratitude. Massachusetts Port Authority Fire Department members waited silently outside the gate of a flight escorting Lt. Edward Walsh’s mother. He was one of two firefighters who died earlier in the week while trying to tame a blaze in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. The picture was taken by Max Widmer as he waited to board his plane and the firemen waited for the JetBlue flight that carried her to Beantown free of charge, according to WCVB.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger, 3/29/2014 10:01:26 PM     (No. 9790132)

Very cool.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/29/2014 10:57:11 PM     (No. 9790167)

Decent, honorable men doing a decent honorable thing.

God bless all of them.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/19/2014 3:43:25 AM     Post Reply
With all the news surrounding a U.S. patent office cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, effectively forcing the team to change its name, I got to wondering, “Where does it end?” All across the nation, Americans are cheering for sports teams that have mascots that would be deemed offensive by the Obama administration’s terms. If they can get away with bullying the Redskins just because its name offends a few people, then what’s stopping them from pursuing the others? Here are 20 sports teams whose names are as laughably “offensive” as the Redskins, and what we think the PC Police

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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2014 8:57:41 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2014 1:38:38 PM     Post Reply
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