Where Have All of the Heros Gone?
Real men. Men today are nothing like men used to be. The caliber of courage and heorism has diminished drastically after WWII. What happened to that square jawed, puffed chest iconic alpha male that used to rule his abode? What happened to the mans' man. I'll tell you what, the last of them are dying off right now, and it is so sad. Think about it.
The type men that fought for our freedom in the past 10 major wars are no longer around. The men that lined up, and couldn't wait to sign up for service to their country. The men that ran through the murky waters at Normandy, firing their only grip on survival, blindly into the beach. Real American Heros that came home to a heros welcome, parades on the streets and grateful mothers, wives, and children. They no longer exist.
How many men that you know right now, that would dive head first into battle to fight for an ideal? I cannot think of one of my friends that would.
The fact that is most honorable, of this caliber of a human, is that these men were not really men at all, but boys. Boys fought for this country. Boys went out drenched in blood, killed other boys and then came home men. Hardened by the ruthlessness of war, yet raised families as loving fathers. Slaved day in and day out for an honest days pay to build a country which they gave so dearly to protect. I really cannot fathom the sacrifice.
My father, a Vietnam Veteran, a hero in my eyes. He never talked about the things that happened to him and his company in Vietnam. I never asked him to. My Grandfather, a WWII Veteran, however told stories that were quite entertaining and enthralling. War can have different effect on a man and leave him stronger from it or cripple him.
I am truly grateful that this kind of man existed in my time. Here to fight for a better way of life for me and my family. I thank you.