Two firefighters in Colerain Township were killed last week. They both were from the westside, and one graduated from my high school [albeit six years earlier]. Their funerals were today. I was thinking of going downtown, but needed to get some work done, so I watched a lot of the proceedings on television. The amount of people out today to pay their last respects is unfathomable. Along all the routes, it's easily in the tens of thousands.
For all that goes wrong in our city, the way we honor our fallen heroes is amazingly right.