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What is a Hero?

The loss of Columbia and her crew touches the depth of my soul.
Having lived and worked among these individuals makes this loss even harder to put thoughts into the written word. The events leading up to this tragic loss is not what will be written here. While very important, that topic will be left up to the experts and NASA to resolve. What I am here to say runs deep in the fabric of our society but is so seldom talked about. What is a real hero?  I think we need to look no further to find an example of true heroes all around us.
A true hero is someone that searches for a bigger meaning than the word "I", someone that shares a vision and is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to further that vision. Someone who never quits.
For centuries man has lost brave individuals that have ridden on the wings of that noble principal. The selfless, the determined, the committed, the brave. They may start out as everyday people but the fire inside their hearts brings out the best that man has to offer in heroes. They strive everyday to make a difference. One day at a time. One step at a time. One smile at a time.
They wake up each morning just like the rest of us, but that is where the similarities seem to end. They do not bound off in search of wealth and riches but choose to pursue the quest of helping the greater good of mankind. What makes them this way? What motivates them? Only they and God know for sure. What I do know is, they are my heroes. They lead by example. Their lives are a testament to greatness we are all capable of. That greatness lives in all of us if we have the strength to overcome our weaknesses and our darkest fears. Heroes still exist in a world that praises the rich and frowns on the poor. It knows no boundaries and always rises to the occasion, no matter what is required.
Will you be the next example of strength and courage? Do you dare look beyond yourself? Look at these 7 that did just that and remember there is a hero in all of us if only we dare let it come out.

by John Alden

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