The REAL American Heros

The REAL American Heros

I’m at the point that I can barely watch the news anymore.  Almost a month in and they are still talking round the clock about the death of the mono-gloved King of Schlock…as though we should really care.  What I do care about is that we stop looking at drug-addled sequin-encrusted performers as heros.  They aren’t.

Real heros are the folks that do the right thing when it’s too easy to do the wrong thing.  They’re the people that take the hard road, so that others can live easier.  They’re the people that stand up, not just in war, but in all facets of life, and say “I’m going to do something about it…”

People like:

  • Byrd and Melanie Billings who were murdered in a home invasion this week.  They have adopted 12 handicapped and mentally challenged children, on top of their own 4 children.
  • The 5 NJ Policemen who were shot while apprehending two robbery suspects.
  • Miguel Colon – the New York father who was killed by a motorist as he pushed his son out of his way, saving his life.
  • Lance Cpl. John J.T. Doody – a marine who was shot multiple times while on duty in Fallujah, Iraq in 2007, nearly died and is now paralyzed.

Or perhaps anyone of the thousands and thousands of people across the world who make the effort every day to make the world a better place.

One thought on “The REAL American Heros

  1. Peter Sorensen points out on my Facebook page:

    “What about all the poor slugs that are fighting their asses off in Afghanistan and Iraq and dying for it…. barely get a mention on the news these days.”

    I couldn’t agree more with him…

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