True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. . . .
Larry : Today at work, I watched Deputy US Marshal Larry as he was presented the Purple Heart Medal of Honor for courage and valor in the face of death. He is a quiet and soft-spoken man, but I saw, even how years later, the memories of the event for which Larry earned this honor, still washed across his face as the story was told - and, even though the memories pain him, in my heart, I know he'd do it all again. Put himself in the face of danger so that others might live. I am honored to know such a man.
Karen : Today at work, I thought of my friend Karen. Today would have been her birthday. I thought of the many battles she fought in her short life - I remembered the courage and valor she had, even in the face of death. She too was an example of quiet bravery- she still touches so many lives and her wonderful spirit lives on in her family - I was honored to know such a woman. Happy Birthday friend.