Remembering Houston’s Bravest



Tomorrow, June 5, 2013 at 10 a.m., a public memorial will be held at Reliant Stadium to honor the four Houston firefighters killed in last Friday’s tragic motel fire on the Southwest Freeway. We, at Weddings Performed, honor the memory of these brave heroes and extend our thoughts and prayers.


Bravest of the Brave

The Lord looked down from Heaven and He saw the fiery blaze
His bravest children called to serve within a smoke-filled haze
Their duty made Him very proud, but something was not right
The heat had become much to bear; the winds were far from light
And yet, He watched, a Father touched; such courage on display
As other servants stood close by to bow their heads and pray
The water poured, as firefighters battled every flame
But, on this day, the fire proved too tough for four to tame

The Lord so quickly ushered these brave souls through Heaven’s Door
Assuring them a sacred place of safety, evermore
Although we pause to mourn their loss, our lives are richly blessed
Because the fearlessness they showed exemplifies the best
In HFD’s most somber hour, we find a sense of peace
Four truly special angels now reach down from clouds of fleece
And hold us in their warm embrace, each moment of our days
Their selfless acts for mankind’s good in memories, always
The Lord looked down from Heaven as the fire fully raged

He saw the sense of struggle and the battle that was waged
He watched true heroism, unfolding at every turn
And from this darkest hour, there are lessons we will learn
Four of HFD’s finest have answered their last alarm
They now reside in Heaven, free of suffering and harm
Left behind is their legacy; the lives each helped to save
Ever etched in our memories; the bravest of the brave
© 2013 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
All Rights Reserved


To donate to the 100 Club’s Survivor’s Fund to assist the fallen and injured firefighters, click here: 100 Club


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