Real Life Heroes

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a real life hero.

Four-legged, or two-legged.

Do you have a real life hero? Let’s pay tribute to them here today, and dedicate this whole blog to the people of Newtown, while we’re at it.

60 Comments on “Real Life Heroes

  1. My heart is broken for all of the victims and their families.

    May you all find peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected.

  2. My heroes are the teachers and staff who lost their lives trying to protect the children. I pray God will help all the families who lost loved ones and everyone who survived this terrible tragedy

  3. Sending prayers and love to the people of Newtown. I can’t begin to image their pain.

    I saw somewhere that comfort dogs were being sent to the area.

    god bless.

  4. The Newtown tragedy stopped our Christmas rush in it’s tracks to teach us lessons of love, survival, bravery, death and the real angels watching over their families. The heroes were the teachers/staff and every responder who crowded those narrow streets to help in any way they could.

    God bless them all :sad 😥

  5. My heroes are those families that need to get on with their lives for their other kids, while having huge holes in their hearts.

  6. Very true MaryAnne. You said it perfectly. I have two small children and I can’t imagine my life without them.

  7. My son Dustin who is an army Kiowa helicopter pilot. Been to Iraq 3 times and is currently in Afghanistan. On his second tour they lost 2 of their guys. He still keeps on touch with the families and visits the guys with a drink and a talk at Arlington.

  8. My real life hero was my dad, who got up every morning and went to a job he hated for 40 years. When he got the job, it was because it was the only one available and he had a wife and a daughter to feed. Then along came me and the years passed and another daughter showed up and suddenly he had too much time invested in the job to leave and find something else that fulfilled him. He was good at his job and even ten years after he died, people still stop and ask if I’m Dick’s daughter and tell me what a great man he was. I thought of him and my mom (also gone now) when I saw all those pictures of grieving parents in Connecticut and realize how lucky I am.

  9. I don’t have a specific (personal to me) real life hero. However, in my opinion, the real life heroes are the first responders to any crisis/tragedy like Newtown; the men and woman who put their lives on the line every day so that we can continue to live free defending our freedom and that of other nations in other countries. the K-9s and those who work with them to locate lost souls, detect dangerous items (bombs), and help keep us safe. The people who, despite overwhelming grief in the aftermath of a tragedy, continue to go on and possibly helping others as they do.

  10. Search and rescue dogs, and their handlers, are amazing. I don’t know how they carry on through so much tragedy and heartache, but I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

  11. Honestly my parents are my heroes. My Dad was big into the power of positive thinking, etc. When he got sick he really didn’t show a lot of anger or anything like that, he just did his best to beat it and get better. He always told us girls (there are 4 of us) that we could do and be anything we set our hearts to. My Mum kept him at home and we cared for him there, it almost killed her (really by the time it was over she was not well), but that’s what she wanted to do. She had never been on her own until my Dad died (at 62). She amazes me with her strength and courage.
    I am also an RN working in Critical Care and agree with a previous responder that the first responders are real heroes too. They see the worst of absolutely everyting, before it gets to anywhere else.
    I could go on and on, lol, there are heroes everywhere, most of them are just hiding.

  12. My real life hero is my daughter Andrea. She is studying for a BS in nursing at Drexel in Philadelphia. Right now she is externing at the Jefferson University Hospital ER, a level one trauma center.

  13. The therapy dogs they took there were here in Joplin after our EF5 tornado and they really helped the children.

  14. My real life heroes would have to be my Dad & my uncles that all served in WWII. They were men of integrity, took care of their families, remained loyal to the US their whole lives. I miss them. There are many everyday heroes the first responders, never forget those that choose to serve our country in the military. Thanks to all of them.

    Gina S., that is just beautiful. So well said. Thanks for sharing here.

  15. My real life heros are our country’s military personnel and all first responders. They give of themselves to keep us safe and our country free and never expect recognition. For that I am eternally grateful.

    Gina S. – That made me cry in a good way. It’s a beautiful tribute.

  16. My hero is my Dad…. but you have to look at some of the children in Newtown, as well as the teachers and first responders. That little 6 year old who told her Mom, she played dead…. she has to be a hero to me, because she blows me away, a child who thought that quickly. It is heart breaking what is has happened… too many times in this country. I hope things can change, and those children, those angels, they and their families will be in my thoughts and prayers….

  17. I think the Lutheran charities comfort dogs in Newtown, CT are heroes as well as the people who sponsor and train them. I hope the four legged heroes can bring some measure of comfort to those in pain. My heart goes out to those families.

  18. My heroes are everyone involved in helping the families of Newtown. The teachers, the first responders, the community, the doctors, the Church’s, and all of those that have gone to help aid those poor families. I can’t hardly watch the news without losing it, so I can’t even fathom what the families feel. They are all my heroes. Also each and every person who serves in the military.

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