I think most of our readers know of my deep respect for the global brotherhood of firefighters. Not only because some of them were and are members of my extended family, whom I deeply love, but because of the courage it takes to perform their duties. They were, along with the Fukushima 50-the only people willing to sacrifice their health, and potentially, their lives, in order to preserve the safety of millions of Japanese civilians.
That’s why I’m urging all of you who can to help The Rebel rebuild Fort McMurray. A city whose residents have now been exiled by a devastating wildfire. The bravery of these firemen-and the loss of these citizens-is unfathomable for those of us who haven’t been visited by such a horrific natural disaster. You can make your contribution here, if so inclined. Americans are known throughout the world for their generosity and hospitality, especially towards their neighbors, and the people of this Alberta town need your help.