So many people deserve thanks

Posted Saturday, 23 May 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

My wife and I are north of 80 years old and, although we are in good health, that can change quickly. I want to thank the young people who are sacrificing so much to keep my wife and I safe from exposure to the coronavirus. At the urging of Gov. Steve Sisolak, we are sheltering from the slightest exposure to the virus (especially since we now have no reason to leave our home). Thanks to all the cooks, servers, bartenders and managers who worked in local restaurants and bars; to all the resort workers from the front desks to housekeeping and especially those folks who have closed their businesses, in many cases forever. Thanks especially to the owners and staff of businesses the governor has deemed to be nonessential. We know many of these enterprises won’t ever reopen. Thanks also to the educators and school support staff who are off work, and to parents who have assumed the role of teacher. Special thanks to the college students who have abandoned their studies and social lives to protect the most vulnerable citizens. While we could have just stayed home, ordering groceries and supplies online and avoiding gatherings and crowds, we do appreciate the young folks joining us in safe shelter. Thanks, Governor!

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