God Bless the Heroes
After the events of yesterday in Boston, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite episodes on the tv show “West Wing” in which President Bartlett gave the following speech:
“We did not seek, nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life.
We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil.
Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive.
44 people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University, three swimmers from the mens team were killed and two others are in critical condition when after having heard the explosion from their practice facility they ran into the fire to help get people out…ran INTO the fire.
The streets of Heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.
They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends.
The streets of Heaven are too crowded with angels.
But every time we think we’ve measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.
This is a time for American Heroes…
We will do what is hard…
We will achieve what is great.
This is the time for American Heroes and we reach for the stars.
God Bless their memory.
God Bless you…and God Bless the United States of America.”
As we watched the news on tv and saw the horror of the events unfold, one thing struck me (besides my questions of why): the heroes who ran INTO the smoke where the bombs exploded.
There are those who run away, and then there are those who run to help.
And run they did…immediately.
If you watch the news and see the explosions again, take note.
It is truly an inspirational sight.
God Bless those Heroes.
picture thanks to Pinterest.