Meet the True Patriots of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As we continue to trudge through a pandemic that’s already spanned more than two years (2020-2021), it’s a good time to look back and reflect on those individuals who can only be described as the true patriots of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the individuals who’ve distinguished themselves in service of everyone else—be it healthcare workers, first responders or even your everyday mail carrier.
Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to trudge onward, and we continue to rely on these heroes more than ever. Here’s a look at everything they’re doing in service of us, and why it’s important to show them our appreciation.
Frontline Healthcare Workers
Our healthcare workers are always ready, willing and able to serve the community, but COVID-19 took everything to a whole new level. Not only are those on the front lines of the healthcare community working tirelessly to care for the sick, they’re putting themselves at risk each and every day to be a comforting source for the patients and families of those who are sick, suffering from COVID-19 or other severe illnesses.
As the pandemic rages on, our healthcare workers aren’t getting any reprieve. Cases are still coming in and it’s our healthcare workers that stand ready to answer the call. It’s important to recognize the true sacrifice and service they undertake as we strive to get through this together as a nation.
First responders already work 24/7/365. Add in the current pandemic and their jobs just got even more intense. Our firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and other first responders are true patriots during COVID-19, continuing to answer the call whenever and wherever they’re needed—and doing so with an extra layer of dangerous circumstances in place due to the coronavirus.
We thank these individuals for their courage and selfless service, and their willingness to go above and beyond in the line of duty.
Whether stationed at home here in the United States or across the globe at bases overseas, our military members are always patriots—especially now as they stand to protect us against an unseen foe in the coronavirus pandemic. No matter which branch of service these brave individuals serve in, their patriotism and continual protection of our country is readily apparent and always highly applauded.
From safeguarding freedoms on the front lines to delivering immunizations at the local hospital, we salute them.
Teachers and Education Workers
Teachers and other individuals within the education system are true patriots, ensuring that our children receive the education they need and deserve. Their jobs have become even more challenging as schools continue to shut down and in-class shifts to virtual instruction. These dedicated individuals have had to adjust their teaching methods and ensure that children continue to receive the best education, despite these challenges.
We thank all teachers and education workers for their hard work and flexibility in these changing times.
Mail Carriers and Shipping Providers
With everything going on throughout the pandemic, mail and packages continued to be delivered thanks to our hardworking and dedicated mail carriers and shipping providers. These individuals face new hurdles, all the while ensuring their communities continue to receive mail and shipments. The holiday season puts even more strain on them—especially when you consider the rise in online orders and contactless shopping.
We recognize the hard work and continual dedication of our mail carriers and shipping providers.
Grocery Store, Retail and Restaurant Workers
When the pandemic first unfolded, essential workers such as grocery store employees, retail clerks and restaurant workers continued to show up to work, to ensure the community’s needs were met. Over the last two years, shutdowns at these businesses have caused them to lose paychecks and even their jobs—and those that remained open have required individuals to work during hazardous times.
We recognize their dedication and thank them for all they’ve done.
Patriots Come in Many Forms
As you can see, patriots come in many forms. The true patriots of the COVID-19 pandemic are those who’ve continued to provide for the community—whether it means coming to our aid to put out fires or providing us with a way to get groceries and other essential items. To all these individuals and other essential workers, we see you and thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do.
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