Those who de­serve thanks

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The Greek state con­tin­ues to func­tion be­cause there are some peo­ple who are still do­ing their jobs amid ad­verse con­di­tions, and for very lit­tle fi­nan­cial com­pen­sa­tion, or, in some cases, no money at all. A re­cent ex­am­ple of this is the vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers who have re­sponded to the many blazes across the coun­try this sum­mer, self­lessly bat­tling the sav­age flames that have threat­ened homes, farm­land and forests in their com­mu­ni­ties. And it’s not just this sum­mer – ev­ery fire sea­son, year af­ter year, we see their self­less­ness. They do it for lit­tle to no com­pen­sa­tion, and the rea­son they do it is be­cause they want to do what they can to pro­tect and serve their com­mu­ni­ties – not for any sort of spe­cial recog­ni­tion or fame. It is to them that we owe our deep­est thanks and grat­i­tude, for all that they do, putting their lives on the line in the process.

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