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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

RG_THP_Website Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:06 AM
This is very touching. Fallen Soldier escorted and flown home to FLA on American Airlines. Honorably greeted by Army personnel, local police, family, and fire department - who showed their respect by showering the plane with 4 powerful streams of water from fire trucks on both sides. (the plane sat under the streaming water for about 5 minutes - edited about 4 minutes out) God Bless the soldier's family and God Bless our Troops! (video taken from inside plane - then out on the tarmac when the fallen soldier is taken from plane)

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...