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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

LES22 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:39 PM
This morning I was at Eastern HS in Louisville, KY. for their Veterans Day ceremony held by therir JROTC program and attended by the entire senior class. They had 2 dozen vets there. I was presented by my grandchildren, Kelsey and Jeremy (who are in their JROTC program), All the vets walked under an arch sabers held by JROTC cadets. They had a very impressive POW/MIA ceremony that brought tears to my eyes.

It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice.

A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery.

Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden...