Thursday, November 11, 2010


"Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments." - Kevin Costner

In 1775 some ordinary men stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and opened the door for thousands of other heroes who would follow them. They all did it so that a better way of life, our freedoms, would be won and protected. Today we need to remember all of these heroes. Not the ones who fell in battle, but all who stayed true to their beliefs and gave us the right to celebrate today.

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." - Bob Dylan

My Heroes:

Revolutionary War – John Bradford

Samuel Arnold
Joshua Arnold

US Civil War - William Batterton

WWI - Orem Redding Lancaster (Millersburg Military Institute, Millersburg, KY)

WWII Elmo Howard – US Navy - USS Arizona

Richard Dale Howard – US Army - Pacific Theatre – Okinawa

John Allen Howard – US Navy - USS Ward
Charles Dana Howard - US Navy
James Breckenridge Howard – US Army

Korean War Joseph Curtis Howard – US Navy – USS Rochester

Vietnam War Jerry Wayne Giles – US Army

Teddy Eugene Giles – US Army Danny Lee Giles - US Army

Today, especially, thank a veteran. Thank someone who risked it all to stand up for what they believed in. A true hero, who stood for us all.