And did you see how the elderly were treated in the Texas disaster? Even when they were sitting in waist-deep waters in an assisted living home waiting to be rescued, they were deemed valuable to rescue with respect. Hospital patients, young and old, were also retrieved from very dangerous situations. Human life, no matter the age, was valued and deemed worth saving. Yes, buildings were often not salvageable — largely because of other man-made disasters of building on flood plains — but human life must be saved no matter the race, color, creed or age. Thank God for the military, including the National Guard troops, FEMA workers and volunteers, first responders and police who put others before themselves.