Webster defines courage as "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty "
As we near the sixth anniversary of the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom (October 7, 2001), we have all seen different kinds of courage.
We've seen a second kind of courage. The kind of courage it takes to overcome wounds and injuries. I wrote a post a couple of days ago about how there were 17 Marines who suffered amputations, went through recovery and rehabilitation and are currently serving in Iraq.
As I thought of those young men, I thought that their families had to have a kind of quiet courage as their servicemember dealt with recovery. Over at Parents Zone, we have such a family member in Some Soldier's Mom.
And still, there is that third kind of courage: the kind that our Gold Star families show us. I can't even begin to do her courage justice so please just click the link, read her story and share it with others.
Go, Amy, go!!!!