First Responders Day acknowledged in Pagosa Springs


By Linda Hobbs

Sarah Platt Decker Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

National First Responders Day occurs annually on Oct. 28, which Congress designated in 2017. It is a day to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep people safe when the worst happens. First responders are an essential part of our country and our community and, as a result, they deserve a day of recognition. 

Members of the Sarah Platt Decker Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution delivered 60 dozen cookies to local first responders on Oct. 28, to the: Pagosa Springs Police Department, Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, Pagosa Springs Fire Protection District, Pagosa Springs Medical Center, EMS, Archuleta County Combined Dispatch, Emergency Response Unit, Forest Service and its firefighting unit, and this year, again, we recognized health care clinics and the San Juan Basin Public Health office as first responders who are crucial as we continue the fight against COVID-19. 

This is a day of recognition these professionals deserve, and the Daughters of the American Revolution came out to show our appreciation. We encourage all citizens to thank the first responders in our community.

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