Honiara : 21 December 2016
Letter to the Editor, Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers.
Christmas Day, in particular in the Christian tradition, is when we attend church services, have a family gathering, a delicious dinner or lunch, relax and enjoy the break from the daily routine of work.
Do we think enough of those who perform essential services like, our doctors, nurses, policemen and police women, Red Cross workers, social workers and others who are required by the nature of their duties and work routines to work on Christmas Day and during what we have come to regard as the ‘Festive Season,’ including New Year’s Eve and New Years Day?
If we do, do we show our gratitude and say thank you to those emergency services personnel?
I would like to think so, but I would ask all this Christmas to be particularly mindful of all those who will be working throughout Christmas this year and especially be mindful of those who have lost their homes, possessions and personal property during the recent series of earthquakes and those from the volunteer and disaster management services seeking, still, to alleviate their distress.
In appreciation of their dedication do, please, spare a thought of thanks for all of them this year’s end.