I have just read a novel that has brought alive the experiences of an American Airman, shot down in service for us, but saved by ordinary folks in the French Resistance during WWII. Who can state that the author's grandfather's experiences were ordinary? They were not. Who can state that the folks serving in the French Resistance were ordinary? They were not.
It is so many decades after WWII, and I, for one, am speechless at the scope of bravery displayed by the ordinary person back in that day. I am certain that our ordinary folks today still do extraordinary things. I often see stories on face book and the news. I think, however, that later when we see the actual setting in a look back in time, that is when we are able to truly appreciate heroism. In current time, we are often too imbedded in politics, fear, and our own lives to fully understand the depths of heroism as practiced. So here's to a look back at heroism; hopefully sensitizing us to the heroes around us today.