Friday, December 21, 2012

Inspired by Heroes

The last few weeks in history will forever be stained by tragedy.  The horrific events of the past week will live within us for a long time to come, however in the wake of this tragedy some real heroes have made themselves known.  Today in Myths, Legends & Tales we're going to highlight some of the Heroes who live among us each and every day.  Today, we will give them thanks.

Patriot Guard Riders, who in the wake of the school shootings came from miles around to blockade the Westboro Baptist Church.  More than 100 riders from New York and Massachusetts, organized by the anti-Westboro group Patriot Guard Riders, were also in Connecticut on Wednesday to show their support, Patch reported. The lined the streets arm in arm.

"All these guys see us and think we’re bad. We’re not. It’s solidarity, is what it is,” New York native Jim Hannigan told Newtown Patch. “I just felt I had to be here.”
Source and Photo by Newton Patch.

NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo who bought boots for a homeless man on a cold night.  He took the time to put the socks and boots on the mans feet and offer him food as well.  The homeless man refused the food but thanked the officer for the boots.

When interviewed DePrimo said he kept the receipt for the boots to remind himself that no matter how hard it gets, some people have it worse.  It's important to realize just how well you have it in life sometimes.  

Our hats off to DePrimo and the many unspoken heroes just like him.

Victoria "Vicki" Soto who during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School rescued her students from the gunmen by herding her students to safety and denying that they were in class. Her actions that day may have saved twenty more children but cost her her life.  The world is not quite as rich a place when people like this pass.  We hope she may rest in peace and know that we admire her actions and strength in the face of terror.

Honor Them Organization posts about and for our troops every day.  They are a vigilant reminder of everything we pay as a country for our freedoms.  I have been inspired by their efforts to remind us of the real tragedy's of war and the more real freedom we are allowed to live with because of our troops actions and heroics.

Susana Trimarco had no intentions of being a hero. But that’s how heroes are born. Through the tragedy of her missing daughter, Trimarco has rescued hundreds of missing sex slaves in the pursuit of locating her child.

And of course each and every person in this video who helped saved Brandon Wright's life the day his motorcycle was struck by a BMW. 
Brandon survived and recovered, but without the valiant efforts of these brave people he may not have been so fortunate.

There are so many more heroes who deserve our thanks and we wish to praise them as well.  This is to the unsung champions among us.  To all those who stood up for what was right, despite the consequences   To any and all who go forth every day and make the world a better place.  To those who foster kindness, hope, friendship and courage.  To everyone we missed and all those to come, thank you.  The world is a brighter place for having you in it.  God bless.

If you know any Heroes, personally or otherwise that should be featured in our blog and recognized for their efforts, actions and bravery please email us and we will gladly share their stories on Myths, Legends and Tales.

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