"My son is a Corporal in the Canadian Army. He is not a hero, though he was trained by heroes. Wearing a uniform, whether military, public safety or postal, in itself does not make someone a hero. Whether it is in uniform, or as a civvie, it is the act of doing something in aid of another, especially in difficult situations, that connotes heroism."
#44 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-11-11 04:42 PM | Reply
I can't say as I agree, North. Your son isn't making a bunch of money working for a big corporation, or sitting around your basement smoking pot. He has signed up to spend his time working toward the defense of a nation. Whether he actually gets the chance to perform 'heroically' or not, he still has made a choice to devote himself to something more important than making money or doing whatever he wants, so in my book that makes him a lot more heroic than most.