Come Sunday to Support First Responders

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Living without electricity for a week made me realize I am not grateful enough.

The conveniences of modern life at the push of a button or flip of a switch we take for granted until we don’t have them. One blessing I try never to take for granted are the women and men who put their lives on the line for us — the military, police, firefighters, EMS.

Well, on this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 when some many first-responders made the ultimate sacrifice there is a way to show the Greenwich Police, Greenwich Firefighters and GEMS how much we appreciate them. You can go to the Inaugural First Responders B-B-Q Benefit & “Touch a Truck” Event, the brainchild of retired police officer Frank Kelly and others.

The event, starting at 1 p.m. at the Greenwich Polo Club on North Street at Hurlingham Drive, includes food and a Polo Match which starts at 3 p.m. (There is a cash wine and beer bar.) According to the announcement, the proceeds benefit the Greenwich Police and Fire Departments and Greenwich Emergency Services.

People are urged to buy their tickets in advance because only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets ($50 for adults; $20 children 6-12 and free children 5 and under) can be purchased at the Greenwich Police Department (11 Bruce Pl.); the Greenwich Fire Department (75 Holly Hill Lane); GEMS Headquarters (1111 East Putnam Ave.) or any of the three CORBOS Delis (138 E. Putnam Ave., 59 E. Putnam Ave., 470 W. Putnam Ave.)

I hope to see you there.

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