Courage

One Of Our Favorite Veterans
We've got a lot of veterans in our family, myself included, so we like to recognize them on Veterans' Day.  Someone asked a question recently about this particular veteran, so I thought I'd share the story today in honor of intrepid young men doing their duty all over the world! We talk about Admiral David Farragut…
The Eve of All Saints
Halloween is an English contraction of "All Hallow's Eve", or properly, the Eve of the Feast of All Saints ... which is, after all, November 1.  In our house, it's not a day of jack-o-lanterns and goblins, but a day to remember true heroism -- a man who faced death and thereby opened the door…
Boy Scout earns medal for saving teacher’s life
Fernando Espinosa, 17, of El Paso, Texas, is receiving the Boy Scouts' Honor Medal with Crossed Palms, its highest award for bravery and service.  Espinosa was walking a teacher to her car earlier this year when another vehicle bore down on them in the crosswalk.  He managed to push the teacher to safety but was…
The Podcast: George Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the Northwest
This week's episode from Hero Tales is the remarkable story of how George Rogers Clark and a few dozen backwoodsmen captured the Northwest Territory from the British during the Revolutionary War.  Theodore Roosevelt relates how Clark led his men through the icy floodwaters of the Wabash River to surprise the British outpost of Vincennes, among…
Sgt. York Legacy Returns to Tennessee
The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that the last surviving German machine gun captured by Sgt. Alvin York in World War I has been discovered in the attic of a Massachusetts public library. ...York pulled off one of the great feats of any combat soldier of any time. He single-handedly annihilated a German machine gun battalion on Oct.…
See It For Yourself
After our eldest, John Calvin, read his dad's Ten Moments in Manhood list, he sent us a link to an incredible YouTube video. In this 3D animation of Captain Sullenberger's Hudson landing, you can see it all happen up close. What I found most fascinating was listening to the actual audio while being able to…
Ten Moments in Real Manhood
Since the annual "Year in Review" and "Top Ten" articles are appearing in the media this week, I thought I'd take a quick look at ten stories that illustrate what it means to be a real man - or what can happen when you abandon that ideal.  These may not be the biggest and greatest…
Courage and Initiative Carry the Day
When a terrorist started a fire on a recent Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, most passengers sat in shock, but Jasper Schuringa jumped over four intervening passengers, tackled the man, beat out the flames with his hands, and subdued him. We're thankful he had the manly virtues of courage and initiative - he probably saved…

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