Joined: 19 Oct 2011
So often, young people today worship rock stars and athletes, and the mainstream media creates heroes out of people who sing well or are born into royalty.
While some of these stars have admirable qualities and their accomplishments noteworthy, the true heroes of the world, in my opinion, are people like those caught in the horrendous events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 26 people lost their lives.
Teachers, like Victoria Soto, and principals, like Dawn Hochsprung, are my true heroes.
As if not enough to work in a profession that is underpaid and overworked, these individuals were faced with the most difficult of situations, an evil that showed no mercy. And according to reports, they died trying to protect those they teach and serve.
As a teacher, I can’t imagine the fear and pain they must have felt in their final minutes as they struggled for life, and as they tried to help those innocent children. All I know is that these educators should be remembered for all time—that their lives and efforts should inspire us to become more.
If possible, take a minute today to silently honor these heroes.