Are They Really Heroes?

Hi bloggers...

Check this out...

I would like to know the criteria used to recognize and honor "our local heroes".  According to our College Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary, a hero is "a man noted for the feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his life. A war hero".  I don't see where a person becomes a hero by merely joining our armed forces or by just going through basis training and not even being in a risk area!  I am a Korean War Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion, and of Veterans of Foreign Wars.  I do not consider myself a hero although I do know several who are and have been decorated for bravery.  I would be interested in obtaining your comments and rational for your Local Hero designation.

I received this e-mail a few days ago and thought you'd like to join in the discussion. 

Is this person right? 

Or, as I responded, could someone be considered a hero for giving up years of his or her life to serve our country at a time when they don't have to?

What do you think?



Read More Blogs

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.