Did You Know...

   

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  August 24, 2004 12:32 PM

From Ralph Peters’ column, “Heroes Don’t Shout,” in today’s New York Post:

…[R]eal heroes don’t call themselves heroes. Honorable soldiers or sailors don’t brag. They let their deeds speak for themselves. Some of the most off-putting words any veteran can utter are “I’m a war hero.”

Real heroes (and I’ve been honored to know some) never portray their service in grandiose terms, telling TV cameras that they’re reporting for duty. Real heroes may be proud of the sacrifices they offered, but they don’t shout for attention.

This is so profoundly a part of the military code of behavior that it cannot be over-emphasized. The rule is that those who brag about being heroes usually aren’t heroes at all. Bragging is for drunks at the end of the bar, not for real vets. And certainly not for anyone who wishes to trade on his service to become our commander-in-chief.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: John Kerry

As a show of unprecedented openness, the State Dept. can release all Hillary-related emails by 2091

June 7, 2016 09:11 AM by Doug Powers

transparency

Funny stuff

Transparency, Iran deal-style! Mysterious video editing gremlin roaming halls at the State Dept.

June 1, 2016 09:04 PM by Doug Powers

transparency

Only thing “transparent” is the dishonesty

John Kerry should tell the White House about his ‘borderless world’ prediction

May 8, 2016 11:08 PM by Doug Powers

kerryfootball

Whatever

Perfect: John Kerry opposes offshore tax havens the same way he leads by example on climate change

April 26, 2016 09:21 AM by Doug Powers

kerry9

Do as he says, not as he does!

John Kerry will LOVE Bono’s idea: What needs to be deployed against ISIS is … comedy

April 13, 2016 07:59 AM by Doug Powers

bono

With or without you?


Categories: Hollyweird, Terrorist attacks, War, Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Gitmo, John Kerry

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook