Friday, August 19, 2005

What makes a hero?

Captain Z. went on a very special "road trip" where he and a group of fellow wounded warriors were given a hero's welcome. The good Captain is perplexed by the high esteem in which he is held.

I don't feel like a hero for what has happened since I woke up in Walter Reed, or even for the things I did before I got blown up. I suppose heroism is a lot like humility... as soon as you realize you've got it, it's lost.

Grab a hanky and go read. Hat tip: Mudville's omniscient Mrs. G.