Heroism And The Challenges Of A True Hero

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After serving in the military for four years Thor Heyerdahl once stated, “Heroism doesn’t occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.” This helps to show how a true hero will willingly risk their life and the things that they love for the people or cause that they are fighting for. Heroism is being selfless to help a greater cause, courageously rising to the challenges that they face, but not always making a huge difference. A hero is a person who will be selfless beyond all measures to help a greater cause. This can be easily distinguished in the 9/11 documentary, The Man In The Red Bandanna. The documentary includes a first hand account from woman who was rescued by Welles Crowther, who was the man in the red bandana. She states, “he said ‘I’m going back up’ he could’ve continued going down with us, but he didn’t, he decided to go back up.” She put strong emphasis on how he risked his life to help those who were still stuck in the tower and on how he died because he wouldn’t give up on the people who still needed him. Similarly, in the White House Funeral Sermon for Abraham Lincoln it strongly emphasises Lincoln's when selflessness Dr. Phineas D. Gurley states, “this is our confidence, this is our consolation, as we weep and mourn to-day. Though our beloved president is slain, our beloved country is saved.”(SB 68). This shows how Lincoln was loved because
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