The Importance Of Heroism

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Heroes are what give people a glimmer of hope and bravery. Without heroes, we would have a very monotonous world. Heroism comes down to being determined to be a leader, putting everyone’s well being before themselves, but not having to be physically strong, instead, strong willed. First of all, Heroes put others well being before their own. Like Harriet Tubman, an African American slave. Harriet Tubman was a slave who escaped slavery, but decided to free as many other slaves as possible, when she could have just as easily ran away. It is also worth mentioning, slaves were brutally beaten and punished if they attempted escape, because of Harriet knowing this, she willingly showed a true act of heroism by saving many fellow slaves. , Desmond Doss, a United States soldier during World War II, saved many lives during the Battle of Okinawa. “... saving the lives of over 75 soldiers during the battle of Okinawa in 1945.”(spectrummagazine.org) Desmond was a combat medic who refused to train or hold a weapon, making him a conscientious objector of the military. He figured, “while everybody was taking lives, he would be saving them.” Another non-combatant on the battlefield, Clara Barton was a battlefield nurse during the Civil War who also created the United States Red Cross. Her quote, “The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins”, showed she was willing to help the soldiers in any way possible, even if it meant going to the battlefield. These true heroes very

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