ImageMetropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club created the Unsung Heroes Recognition program in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 as a way of honoring and publicly recognizing the dedication and sacrifice made by the fine people who proudly wear the uniform of the Lubbock EMS, Fire Department, Police Department,  Sheriff’s Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety.

In 2002, American State Bank and the Lubbock Avalanche Journal joined with the members of Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club in sponsoring this yearly event.  These people put their lives on the line for all of us each day, with dedication and willingness to serve our community, to protect and defend us, our property and our lives.

The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”, the basis of our Rotary organization. All of these individuals exemplify this motto, as they risk their lives daily to serve our community.

We thank them for this SERVICE.  The Unsung Heroes Program was given this name because the members of these organizations do their jobs for all the rest of us, every minute of every hour of every day.  AND they do these jobs so well, that their service to our community often goes unnoticed and even taken for granted. We sometimes forget to thank those people who create this atmosphere of safety and well being.

One member each from each department is selected each year by the members of their own organization for their hard work, their "Service Above Self," and their professionalism in their job as the Outstanding Unsung Heroes they are.

 

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