The Unsung Heroes -Thank You

by Patrick Liew on August 10, 2014

As we celebrate the 49th National Day and the long weekend, my heart goes out to the many unsung heroes who work silently for us.

They ensure that society continues to function and our economy keeps humming.

As we sleep in the comfort of our bed, they keep our country safe and secure. They ensure that we can celebrate and continue our daily activities.

While we enjoy our life, they labour away. They support smooth running of the things around us, many of which we take for granted.

Many of them are on a standby mode in case of an emergency. They are operationally-ready to respond to a call for action.

Some are prepared to face great risk to keep the streets safe and our country secure. Past experiences has shown to us that they could be injured  or even lose their life.

Somewhere out there on our coastal waters, they are patrolling the area. They protect our maritime facilities and ensure safe passage of our waterway.

As we go about our daily affairs, they make sure that various facilities and utilities are running for us. They man the shops and keep food and beverage outlets open.

Some of them have to work around the clock for us. They work on unpopular  shifts and odd hours so that you and I can live our life properly.

They may be working all alone and under challenging conditions. Many of them would miss their lover and family and may prefer to do the things we are doing.

In many homes today, a child is pining for her father to return. “A few more hours,” assured her mother, “Daddy has to work.”

Another child is on the phone with his mother, “Mummy, please come home to me.”

These people, including foreign workers are making things work for us. They are some of the unsung heroes that we may never know, nor will we ever meet in our lifetime.

I am grateful for them and I appreciate what they are doing for us.

May our Creator bless them and their family with the choicest blessings for a great life ahead.

Thank you.


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