So, it seems that we’re having trouble coming up with heroes in the politics of our country.  So ……  where else can we find heroes?

Politicians tell us that all the soldiers, marines & guardsmen in Iraq are heroes, but then we find out that while they’re all brave, some of them are not as honorable as we want them to be.  Some of them follow illegal orders and either torture prisoners or murder innocent people, so they can’t all be our heroes.  Maybe a few, but not the entire group.

They also tell us that all the people who died on 9-11 from the terrorism are also heroes, but I don’t know if that is completely true either.  They were victims, but heroes?  Definitely the firemen and police who rushed in to the trade center, but all the people inside?  All the people on the planes?  What did they do that was heroic?

So maybe sports heroes, but maybe not.  They are heroes to their sports teams and their fans but they are not heroes
to the country or to the world.

So who does that leave?  Our families?  Our friends?  The kid who doesn’t do what peer pressure tells him?  The person who tries new things when they are hard?  What do you think?  Who is your hero?  I will tell you mine tomorrow.

Click on the word MORE at the top to leave your reply and I will post them tomorrow.

—Freckles

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