This is a letter of thanks to the Elburn Fire Department, their Explorer Troop, the Elburn Herald, and the team that put together the ceremony on Sept. 10, 2010, at the Garden of Memories, dedicated to all the firefighters who have made the supreme sacrifice and the heroes of 9-11-01 and all our brothers in blue.
My special thank you to the advisors and the Explorers: Chief Callahan, Capt. Brian Schopp, Dan Campbell, Bob Stevens, Scott Sulak, Travis McKelvia, Jeremy Jorgenson, Luke Hesik, J.J. Yami, John Cherry, Cody Schaken, Derek Larson, Jason Birschback, Chris Garon and Nichole Callahan.
Also, a thank you to the Wasco Nursery for their generous donation of mulch; and thank you, Martha Quetsch, for your terrific article.
The garden is open to the public. It is a beautiful place to sit and meditate, to watch the butterflies and birds, to reflect and say a prayer to our fallen heroes.