So your kid looks up to a rapper or a fraud of a sports athlete? It’s a shame that so many kids have to look up to them as role models. Where right next door the Marine returning from Iraq or the older gentlemen no one talks to on the other side of where you live are a decorated war heroes from the past.
Based of off pride and integrity for something other than making a buck, they develop the heart and soul of American Hero’s. They didn’t make 4.5 million. They don’t ride around in limos and eat at fancy restaurants in Hollywood . They shop at the same place where you do, in your home town.
They are different from today’s role models because they aren’t in it for themselves. They are committed for all of us. From the heroes in the Normandy
invasion, June 6 1944 to the streets of Ramadi Iraq. Today’s role models set the example on what you should do and act to be a contributor to society. Instead of piercing every piece of your body, they stormed machine gun pits. Instead of inching by without a job, they volunteered to save a country.
Its up to you to educate your kids on what your service members have done for their country. Its up to you to teach them about warriors and our history instead of some music video. Today’s role models should be ashamed to give out autographs to kids. They instead should read Medal of Honor citations like the one below from the Normandy invasion then go look at themselves in a mirror. Lets see who the better role model is then!
“More than duty”
PINDER, JOHN J., JR. Rank and organization: Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Colleville-sur-Mer,France
, 6 June 1944. Entered .service at: Burgettstown,Pa.Birth: McKees Rocks, Pa. G.O. No.: 1, 4 January 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. On D-day, Technician 5th Grade Pinder landed on the coast 100 yards off shore under devastating enemy machinegun and artillery fire which caused severe casualties among the boatload. Carrying a vitally important radio, he struggled towards shore in waist-deep water. Only a few yards from his craft he was hit by enemy fire and was gravely wounded. Technician 5th Grade Pinder never stopped. He made shore and delivered the radio. Refusing to take cover afforded, or to accept medical attention for his wounds, Technician 5th Grade Pinder, though terribly weakened by loss of blood and in fierce pain, on 3 occasions went into the fire-swept surf to salvage communication equipment. He recovered many vital parts and equipment, including another workable radio. On the 3rd trip he was again hit, suffering machinegun bullet wounds in the legs. Still this valiant soldier would not stop for rest or medical attention. Remaining exposed to heavy enemy fire, growing steadily weaker, he aided in establishing the vital radio communication on the beach. While so engaged this dauntless soldier was hit for the third time and killed. The indomitable courage and personal bravery of Technician 5th Grade Pinder was a magnificent inspiration to the men with whom he served.