Giving Heroes a Hero Welcome

Everyone has a hero somewhere in their hearts, it can be your father, mother, brother, sister or even your friend(s). First of all, we need to know what hero means.

Below is an extract from Wikipedia;

A hero (masculine or gender-neutral) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek: ἥρως, hḗrōs) is a person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage or self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good. Historically, the first heroes displayed courage or excellence as warriors. The word’s meaning was later extended to include moral excellence.

The word can be used as a gender-neutral term for both males and females[1] because it has no gender-specific suffix in English.

Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples. In classical antiquity, cults that venerated deified heroes such as Heracles, Perseus, and Achilles played an important role in Ancient Greek religion. Politicians, ancient and modern, have employed hero worship for their own apotheosis (i.e., cult of personality). Stories of the antihero also play a major role in Greek mythology and much of literature. The antihero is a protagonist who lacks the typical characteristics of heroism, such as honor, nobility, bravery, compassion, and fortitude. The favorite type of antihero is an individual who lacks moral character.

In summary, a hero is someone who will protect or defends in face of danger for someone or something, and has moral character.

Some of my heroes are Jesus Christ, Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1st Prime Minister of Singapore, AKA “Founding Father of Singapore”), my mom and Pastor Tan Seow How.

I asked myself “what do my heroes have in common?” It’s also someone who will protect me or defend me in face of danger for someone or something, and has moral character.

Well the next question I ask is “Do I honour heroes?” Yes, I do and we honour them by giving them a hero’s welcome yesterday.

Nepal Relief Team Heroes Welcome

These 4 heroes went to Nepal to help the needy, injured, distressed in Nepal, despite 2 quake (1 before they flew and 1 when they were in Nepal), hard to reach towns, the terrain, the dangerous half fallen buildings, dirty water, not enough food, not enough sleep & almost endless queueing up of injured people.

They did their best to serve and attend to the injured. Click here to view the images they took while in Nepal.

If you are reading this, I like to ask you 2 questions;

1) Who is/are your hero(es)?

2) Do you honour your hero(es)?

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