Does America Still Have Heroes?

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Does America still have heroes is the question. The word “hero” can mean different things to different people. Let me first begin with the definition of a hero. A hero is defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. When I was little I knew of two types of heroes. The knights or princes in the fairy tales I read about that would rescue a damsel in distress and live happily ever after. The other kind of heroes I knew of were the real life heroes. My great uncle Ronnie was my hero when I was younger because of everything he did during his life. My uncle fought in World War Two as a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division. To me, my great uncle embodied the idea of a hero. After returning home from the war, settling into his life as a husband, civilian and laborer, my uncle became a member of his local chapter of the American Legion. He was always active in the undertakings of his chapter and worked tirelessly for the charities the chapter supported. One such charity was the Children’s Welfare Fund of Jefferson County Wisconsin, which was renamed for him after his death. My uncle was a great man. He was an extremely hard-working, kind, and generous person. He was respected and loved by everyone who knew him and that’s why I consider him a hero. He displayed and represented courage, nobility of purpose, and sacrifice. To most of America, the men and women who fight for our country are heroes. They sacrifice their time and lives to serve our country and protect us. The VFW club is a great example of the men and women who give their time to help those who have served the country and honor them today. They work to improve the lives of veterans, service personnel, their families, and the communities they live and work in. They award grants and scholarships to students across the

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