Heroism : A Hero Is A True Hero

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Christopher Reeve, famous actor of Superman, said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” This means a true hero is an everyday person who faces their challenges with strength and determination. They do their best to do what is right for all people, even if it means putting their own lives on the line. Heroism means sacrificing things one might want for the greater good, showing courage and determination in dire situations, and not having only physical courage, but moral courage as well. First off, heroes sacrifice things they may want, like their their own well being, for the good of others. One strong example of this is Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was the president of the United States of America during the American Civil War. He sadly died shortly after the Union won the Civil War and ended slavery in America. Dr. Phineas D. Gurley said in his sermon during the funeral of Lincoln that Liberty was the “...cause he so ardently loved, so ably, patiently, faithfully, represented and defended…” (SB 68) This shows that Lincoln did everything he could to have freedom for everyone. Lincoln sacrificed his life for the cause of freeing the slaves in America and making all men equal. Likewise, a man by the name of Welles Crowther saved dozens of lives in the horrific event of 9/11. He sacrificed his life to save the lives of others. Many people were extremely grateful for his heroic actions. Lincoln and

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