This morning, Dodger Stadium played host to a memorial service for Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones, the two firemen who lost their lives almost two weeks ago helping fight the Station Fire. It was an extremely moving service with thousands of people in attendance, including Vice President Biden, Governor Schwarzanegger, Sen. Boxer, Frank McCourt, and several other dignitaries. The widow of Mr. Quinones is ready to give birth to their first child any day now, which made it even tougher to be a part of, but I think the Fire Department did itself proud today in the manner in which it was handled.
For those interested in donating to the fund set up for the families, you can visit this site.
It’s a reminder to all of us that the real heroes in this world are out there every day but for one day, many of them “took the field” at Dodger Stadium.
Up north at AT&T Park, here are the guys who will take the field tonight for us: