Rockets HFD Visit

Rockets Honor Houston's Heroes

Morey, Murphy, Brown and Power Dancers visit local fire departments on 9/11
by Chad Shanks

The Rockets joined the rest of the country in honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 Wednesday, dropping by a pair of local fire departments to express their gratitude for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for their communities.

Rockets CEO Tad Brown, General Manager Daryl Morey and Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy led a group of the team’s staff to Fire Departments Nos. 7 and 8, giving all involved an opportunity to personally thank the firefighters present. The club’s contingent shook hands, signed autographs and posed for pictures while handing out their fair share of gifts and goodies as well.

“What they do is incredible,” said Brown. “First responders, whether it be the fire department or police department of EMTs, they always go unnoticed until you absolutely need them and even then you don’t really appreciate or understand exactly what they do for us all on a daily basis. It’s nice to be here on a day like today where it means so much to these guys and it means so much to us that we’re able to really give them our appreciation and say thank you for what they do for us every day.”

Added Morey: “The way they put themselves in harm’s way is unbelievable. I hope if I’m ever in that situation I can be as brave as they are. I know they do it every day; they’re in potentially life-threatening situations and it’s an amazing thing to think about what they do and how they have to be on the front lines every day.”

This series of impromptu visits was part of the Rockets’ way of expressing their gratitude for the people who keep Houston safe, and honoring the thousands who lost their lives during the September 11th terrorist attacks upon the United States in the New York City and Washington D.C. areas.

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