Thank You to the Heroes of the Cedar Valley

posted on Friday, June 28, 2024 in Grow Cedar Valley

Local Heroes

As Independence Day approaches, we reflect on the values that make our nation great: freedom, bravery, and community. Here in the Cedar Valley, we are incredibly fortunate to have local heroes who embody these principles every day. Our first responders, military members, and countless others work tirelessly to make our community a great place to call home.

At Grow Cedar Valley, we know that these dedicated individuals are a special part of our community. As we celebrate this special time of year, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to these remarkable people.

Our first responders – the firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians – are always ready to jump into action. Their bravery and quick response save lives, protect property, and provide a sense of security vital for our community’s well-being. Because of them, the Cedar Valley is not just a place to live, but a place where we feel safe and cared for.

Our military members, including active-duty personnel, reservists, and veterans, deserve a special thank you. Their service and sacrifice ensure that we can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted. Their dedication to our country and our community is unmatched, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions. They set a powerful example of discipline, leadership, and resilience, strengthening our region in countless ways.

Everyday heroes come in many forms. From healthcare workers to teachers, local business owners to community non-profits and volunteers, each person plays a role in making Cedar Valley a better place. Healthcare workers provide essential care, teachers educate and inspire our children, and local business owners invest in our community’s growth. These unsung heroes work behind the scenes, but their impact is felt by all of us.

Feeling safe is fundamental to attracting and retaining both businesses and families in Cedar Valley. When people feel secure, they are more likely to invest in homes, start businesses, and build their lives here. The tireless efforts of our local heroes create an environment where everyone can thrive. Their dedication not only keeps us safe but also fosters a sense of community pride and stability that makes the Cedar Valley a desirable place to live and work.

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, we pause to say thank you to the heroes who make the Cedar Valley the incredible place it is - your courage, dedication, and hard work do not go unnoticed. You make our community stronger, safer, and more vibrant. From all of us at Grow Cedar Valley, thank you for everything you do. Happy Independence Day! 

Katy Susong

President and CEO