In May 1909, nine-year-old Julian Wise watched a boy die. He stood by the river in Roanoke, Virginia, while adults tried to save the lad, whose canoe had overturned. Their panicked efforts were futile. “Right then,” Wise said, “I resolved that I was going to become a life saver.”
Jack knows of what he speaks. He was on the EMT squad that assisted at my home twice on the same day. He serves as well as he writes! Thanks, Jack.
Great article Jack and thank you for your many years of volunteer service. Mr. Wise would be proud.
Another great story by Jack, amazing what one special, thoughtful person , Julian Wise, can accomplish
Did you guys also know the Roanoke Lifesaving Crew also helped to start Winston Salem NC Rescue squad which sadly no longer exists today but you can look up the video with the history on YouTube