Ketchikan's kindess and generosity
By Carrie Allen
May 05, 2006
During my stay in Kanayama, Japan this year, SitNews has been
a news source for local and state news. When I read about the
plane crash within Ketchikan's city limits, my immediate thought
was, "Was anyone hurt?"
As I continued reading about the crash and Butch's sacrifice,
via headlines and letters sent to SitNews, I was struck by the
kindness, generosity, and concern for the pilot and his family.
Sadly, it took a tragedy to remind me just how special Ketchikan
and its people are to me. I am very proud to be a part of a
community that rallied to support a stranger's family in their
time of need. It is not the first time Ketchikan has come through
to help out others.
Today, May 5th, I read the letter from Butch's wife and I had
to write. Maybe it is that I am far from my home and I am just
extra senstive to issues like these, I hope not. I hope, that
if a time should ever arise, I will remember the example that
was set by this community and be able to show the same kindess
and generosity as Ketchikan did for that family, and continues
to do for so many others.
About: I have lived in Ketchikan
for many years and am an elementary school teacher.
grateful to residents of Ketchikan By Sherry Freeman - CA
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