Skip to comments.Who looks after America’s unsung heroes?
Posted on 03/09/2013 8:25:00 AM PST by darkwing104
The word heroic is perhaps the most overused adjective in modern day lexicon, too often heaped upon people who are neither brave nor worthy of particular praise. Far too many actors and athletes are called heroes for doing what they are paid to do or for engaging in publicity stunts for the purpose of garnering the attention and acclaim of an easily impressed public. Such faux heroes are clearly nothing like the firefighter who has entered a burning building, the cop who runs into harms way or the soldier who has been deployed into a warzone.
According to a recently released RAND study it is estimated as many as a million Americans selflessly serve as caregivers for wounded troops. Families of wounded warriors deal with tremendous stress that comes from the emotional and physical demands of caring for disabled vets. They are the unsung heroes that the press and the entertainment media ignore. Their love of the wounded troops make them do whatever they can to care for the infirmed warrior after the war is over. The mother of a wounded Marine explains that Traumatic Brain Injury affects the whole family for a very long time, most likely a lifetime. I became Stevens primary caregiver, advocate, life skills coach, chauffeur, secretary, bookkeeper, teacher, drill instructor, medical assistant, physical-occupational-speech therapist and his mom. That blast changed the fabric of our family.
The global war on terror has brought forth a new generation of wounded veterans that will require a lifetime of caregiving. Unlike the wounded of many past wars, these soldiers are receiving more attention, not by the government but by caring civilian organizations.
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or a congresswoamn whose only claim to fame is surviving a shot to the head. (i will not add true but smartass comments)
heros put their lives at risk to save innocents. it may be physical harm, emotional/soul searching harm, or fiscal harm in the case of a whistleblower. heros are not necessarily good role models. ref pappy boyington.
good role models are not necessarily heros. and they are never perfect. a teacher may never risk is life but may live a good live and serve as an example to others.
dumbing down the language and the skweing the meaning of words is another technique of the left.
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“Heroic” is overused, yes. I can’t imagine, for instance, Hercules, Theseus, Achilles, Siegfried, Batman, or the Ninjas Turtles emptying bedpans. Maybe Captain Planet.
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