Neal Barton's POV

These are real heroes


POSTED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 6:09pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:56am

There is nothing like real life to bring us all down to Earth and show us what really matters.

I have been touched keeping up with social media and email about what's going on in our East Texas neighborhoods while these fires burn.

Many times I have heard people write how nice it is to see people coming together in a time they really need to.

You know, our society loves to throw around words. One of those words is hero.

I see this all the time when I see the pop culture--- hearing about about singers, actors and sports figures.

Some of the people we would not even let in our house, but for whatever reason they are deemed hero status in this world.

Well, I can tell you this. At my age I have learned heroes are usually people who are never pointed out by media.

But, I'm going to do that now.

I think this week we all know who the real heroes are- the firefighters out there right now, almost killing themselves to keep this part of the world from burning up.

Most of the folks are volunteers missing work and their families.

And when they are not fighting fires, they are training for time like these missing work and family.

Heroes are our police officers enduring all sorts of weather protecting us.

Heroes are also school teachers who stay after school to teach a kid who really wants to learn.

Please join me in these next two weeks and for the rest of our lives remembering who the real heroes are
and never taking them for granted and appreciating the sacrifice they are making.

Sacrifice right here in our schools, neighborhoods and in our cities.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Thank you for writing this, and is that Blake that is in the picture with the firefighter?

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