posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 09:27 PM
This is a tricky thread to write so I'll keep it short.I mean no disrespect to the people or memories of those who died at fort hood.
What does it take to be a hero?
1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local
hero when he saved the drowning child.
I don't understand this;
Obama Honors Fort Hood Victims as Heroes
In his first address during a time of national mourning, President Obama on Tuesday hailed the victims of the deadly Fort Hood shooting as heroes,
saying "no words can fill the void that has been left."
Again I mean no disrespect but how are they heroes?
Because they got shot and killed?I don't know their military background so some might actually be heroes.But to classify them as heroes just because
they were killed seems wrong and seems to cheapen the label of hero.They are victims of a senseless act, but not heroes.Had they heard shooting ,ran
to the shooter and died engaging him that would make them heroes but simply getting shot by madman however tragic does not make them heroes.
Am I wrong?