Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This article in the New York Times asks several interesting questions:

1. Can you respect and support our men and women in uniform, yet hate and express your opposition to the wars they’ve been called on to fight?
2. Who exactly deserves to be called a hero?

The author thinks that you can, in fact, respect our soldiers and sailors while hating the wars they’ve been asked to fight. He also thinks that the word hero has been so overused of late that it means very little anymore:


NOTE: A local newsman here in St. Louis tends to call most of the people he does stories about heroes, whether they’re children raising money for a good cause, persons living with illnesses of varying degrees of severity, or soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think he’s missing the point: if everybody is a hero, then being a hero is nothing special...

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