I’m off on Christmas

How about you? You off work on Christmas Day?

In the newspaper business, with a Tuesday deadline, a Monday holiday is almost unheard of. In fact, we miss out on most of those Monday holidays throughout the year.

But it’s Christmas next week, and, well, you just don’t work on Christmas Day.

Or do you?

Next Monday, as we celebrate Christmas, men and women in Atmore (and around the country) are working at the fire department, the police department, ambulance services, the hospital, the nursing home. Others, such as volunteer fire fighters, are on call and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

As always there are men and women in the U.S. military, stateside and overseas, who are on duty Christmas Day. If not on duty that particular day, they’re still far away from home.

I’m off on Christmas, and you probably are too. But let’s not forget or take for granted those working to protect us, keep us safe, and serve us and our families.