From the New York Times By TIMOTHY EGAN
PARKLAND, Wa. — The next time somebody mindlessly bashes a “federal
bureaucrat,” as if the term itself were a parasitic disease, remember
the bright young woman we said goodbye to here a few days ago: Margaret
Anderson, a park ranger in a flag-draped casket.
...The other point worth noting is about how selfless and valuable so many
public employees are — especially those who work the parks, forests,
deserts and wildlife refuges owned by every citizen. The hours are
torturous, and the rewards inconsistent.