Friday, September 15, 2006

What's a Hero?

I've been in Washington DC for most of this week, participating in a meeting of the Clergy Advisory Group of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and in a ceremony at the National Holocaust Museum honoring Martha and Waitstill Sharp, founders of the Service Committee, for their work saving Jews from the Nazi's before and during WWII.

Now, those were heros.

Here's the article, which first appeared in the Washington Post. (Article Link)

Provdince RI Journal article

1 comment:

Turtle Mountain said...

Just as a point of interest - certainly not a criticism - I found that, being a man and a former soldier, "hero" has been abused so much I would never have thought to use it. It conjures up blood-soaked images and suspect manipulation. I wonder if other men would feel the same.

These are people who call to my mind words and phrases like "courageous, self-sacrificing, committed, undaunted, exceptionally challenging." I think of Mother Theresa, or Gandhi. Not heros or the heroic.