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    Just 1 guy in a game MichMan's Avatar
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    Whats in a Hero? (honoring 9-11)

    This has absolutely nothing to do with poker, but I thought I'd share it anyways:

    10 yrs ago I wrote this, on the 1 year anniversary of 9-11. Some may think its corny, some may not, that doesn't matter to me. The message remains clear.



    What's In A Hero?

    On this day of great historic significance, on which the world honors and remembers the heroes that risked their lives, and gave their lives for the sake of others, on that tragic day. I cannot help but find myself reflecting on those heroes who have made an impact on my own life, those who gave such a part of their life to me, that they shaped and molded me into the man I am today. Some of whom gave me inspiration when I faced adversity, some gave me strength when I was weak, some gave me courage when I was afraid, and still others gave me hope, when I was in despair, or a mere smile to help erase my frown. I also remember those who gave me direction, when I thought I was lost, or some sound advice when I was confused, and those who offered friendship, when I needed an ear, and those who gave me love, when I thought no one cared. Then there are those select few who gave all the aforementioned, and more. Those are the ones that really dominate your thoughts, not only on a day like today, but on every other day, as well. To all of the heroes in my life, and those out there risking their own lives, I give my thanks to you, not just for being the man or woman that you are. But, for helping me become the person that I am. One can only hope that when the time comes upon us, each and every one of us has it in us to step up and become the hero that impacts someone else's life, for the better. Whether it's helping a teary-eyed child smile when they are feeling sad, or going into a burning skyscraper that is imminently fated to crumble to the ground, in an effort to save your fellow man. May we all become a hero, great or small, to someone, someday. God bless us all, and God bless America.


    K. W. 9-11-2002
    Last edited by MichMan; 09-16-2012 at 02:55 AM.

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    That is a very nice sentiment! I could not agree more. There are many heroes in this world that are often overlooked or forgotten after the headlines fade. Many of whom never see any recognition at all! Nice thread Mich. bump...

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    Extremely heartfelt words to express an extremely difficult time for so many of us. That day effected so many people in this world...more than any one will ever realize. Thank you for your contribution in recognition of that devastating day and to all those who sacrificed their lives. Thank you, Michman...peace to all.

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    Just 1 guy in a game MichMan's Avatar
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    Thanks, glad you 2 liked it (so far)

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    That is a very inspirational post, thank you for sharing.

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    neglected friend that you think is cheesy not know it is a mass killing

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    nicely done. very good read.

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    Just 1 guy in a game MichMan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoconcho1 View Post
    neglected friend that you think is cheesy not know it is a mass killing
    Not sure what your trying to say, but I assume you get my main point. ("Remember/Honor the Heroes")
    Last edited by MichMan; 09-11-2012 at 03:06 PM.

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    Good read Mich, i too think back on them terrible happenings 11 years ago. To this day i thank God im an American n have the rights that i have. Any time i see a man or woman in uniform i thank them, or any time i hear someone mention they were in the service i thank them. These people put their lives on hold many times during their time in service n think nothing of it. The response i get from all of them is the same im sure youd get if you were to ask, "No problem, its just a job.". And the people that lost their lives on this day 11yrs ago r no different, they were working. The firefighters, policemen, n EMTs that are now scarred forever were "just doing their jobs".

    So my thanks goes out to all the heroes, here n gone, involved in that. Also my thots n prayers go out to all the families n friends that lost loved ones.

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    Not corny at all,,anyone who would think it is, doesn't understand that grave time in our history of this wonderful country. I watch the shows every year, We must never forget that terrible day. A day that more American lives were lost than were lost at Pearl Harbor. If we forget that, we dishonor the memory of all those innocent people and memory of all those brave heros that were there as first responders.
    Bless this Country
    " JUST KILLIN TIME,,, WAITING FOR TIME TO KILL ME,,,"

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