That Third Kind of Courage

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 the kind of courage found on the battlefieldOver and over,  we've seen what that kind of courage looks like.

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!!!!

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