I'm a little late in posting this, but I wanted to share this experience. I had read on the interwebs about a challenge to all the pitmasters who would be cooking on Labor Day weekend, to set aside a little extra and honor the men and women of law enforcement with some BBQ.
As I was finishing up the ribs on Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend, I remembered the challenge. Since I had extra, we wrapped up a side of ribs, scrawled a note on a thank you card, and sent my wife and nephew on the short drive to the local police station.
There, they presented Officer Blomberg with ribs and a heartfelt "thank you" for serving and protecting the citizens of our community. He was super grateful and it warmed our heart to be able to express our appreciation and share some of what we have been blessed with.
So now, I pass the challenge on to you. The next time you fire up the BBQ pit, (or oven, stove, etc.), set aside a little extra and remember the first responders and public servants. They'll appreciate it for sure, and you'll be reminded of how blessed you are.