I hate hearing the word “hero” thrown around with the casual abandon we see today: he’s a sports hero, he’s an “action” (movie) hero, she’s a heroic teacher. I don’t mean to denigrate people who are brilliant athletes, entertaining movie stars, or dedicated teachers. It’s just that “hero” is the wrong word, and it cheapens a word that should be freighted with ideas about taking incredible personal risks to save others. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor winner, is a real hero in every sense of the word. Read his story and be awed.
He’s a young man still, so I wish him a long life that is fulfilling and happy. He deserves it, and then some.Email This Post To A Friend
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