What constitutes a hero for you?
I ask that question every time I write a story.
Back in my childhood days (the 1960’s) all hero’s wore colorful and snazzy outfits. These outfits also featured compulsory tights and capes. Heros also possessed super powers, had secret identities, and were indestructible. Today, that all seems so passe. . . .
To me real heros are people who put their lives on the line for the sake of others.
Men and women in the military and on the battlefield fighting for freedom. Men and women who wear the uniform (or who are undercover) of law enforcement. Fire fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Doctors and nurses working both here and abroad.
Yes, even the butcher, baker and candlestick maker, house wives, pastors, missionaries, lay workers, carpenters, teachers, mechanics, etc. A hero can also be a dog, cat, horse, etc. Those who step up to the plate and lend a helping hand when one is desperately needed. Those are heros to me.
Obviously, you don’t have to wear a ridiculously colored costume, don’t have to be super powered, and don’t need an alter ego. Just be yourself.
K9 Iraq & Afghan War Heros