It’s Christmas Eve on the east coast of the United States.  Most people, with jobs, have finished working for the day and will be off tomorrow because of the Christmas Holiday.  However, there are countless numbers of people who will be working tonight and/or tomorrow, as well as other holidays, performing tasks we usually take for granted until some calamity occurs.

I can’t begin to list all the various jobs we Americans expect to be performed during holidays, but here are a few: security & law enforcement officers and support personnel; toll-takers & snow removal crews and support personnel for bridges/highways; airline flight crews and support personnel; bus/taxi/railway/subway operations and support personnel; electricity/gasoline/natural gas/propane gas/water/sewer system operations and support personnel; emergency medical/hospital/nursing home operations and support personnel;  military personnel in the various branches, as well as the many civilians involved in the day-to-day support of the military.

(If your job isn’t listed above, please feel free to leave a note in the comment area at the top of this posting and tell us what you do.  I think we all need reminders, from time to time, of the many people working while we are celebrating!)

As we prepare to end this decade and begin the next one, it would be a good time to reflect on all the millions of people who work so hard to give our country, the United States of America, one of the highest standards of living anywhere on this planet.  😎