With all of the noise being generated this summer by a certain presidential candidate from New York, recognition of a worthy story has been lost in the din. That story is the heroism of two U.S. Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We can all be heroes flying in stealth mode, capturing the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans, leaving no room for Osama's ghost and the racism and xenophobia that continues to haunt us.
The pieces of American Hero are somewhat too jagged to fit together, but as an offering in the modestly-priced Second Stage Uptown series it provides a pleasant comic diversion on the Upper West Side.
Mandela's death sparked an almost forgotten allure toward hero worship. That was once reserved for outstanding Americans, who epitomized Americans' understanding of history and heroism. In this context, our president led the way.
Hurricane Sandy. Many of us already have filed the disaster away in our dim, damp memory banks. Even for those of us who were caught in the storm, s...
As the embassy dignitaries solemnly approached me to officially present my father's medal, my eyes immediately filled with tears. They caringly placed one of his country's highest honors into the palm of my shaking hand. It was a profound and overwhelming moment that was decades in the making.
In all my years as an enlisted Marine and an Army chaplain, I never once heard a combat veteran call another service member a hero, unless it was a joke. Heroes are superheroes and as such, they do not experience war and death as a human being. Heroes do not bleed, grieve, or feel alone.
Every once in a while, we come across real-life heroes. Your average, un-extraordinary person, who does an extraordinary deed which positively impacts someone's life. Wish Upon a Hero relies on just this type of person.
Heroes such as imagined by the ancient Greeks, and exemplified by individuals like Neil Armstrong -- whose actions shift paradigms and extend horizons -- are proving increasingly difficult to come by. At a number of levels this is due to the development of new technologies.
As Frankenstorm lands on the East Coast, we can take some comfort in knowing that storms like Hurricane Sandy often bring out the best in people. Eve...
Ruby Bridges is an inspiring reminder that our nation owes a huge debt of gratitude not just to the adults who took a stand during the Civil Rights Movement, but to the extraordinary children and youths who were front-line soldiers in the war to overthrow Jim Crow in American life.
My head a little feverish, my heart pumping, I felt the intensity of emotion reverberate throughout my body. It's incredible that a few 14-minute films can provoke such a powerful reaction.
Although our founding mother of modern nursing would be impressed with the health technology of today, I am sure she would be sorely disappointed by the ongoing invisibility of nurses, which she fought so hard to overcome during her lifetime.
The #FixYoungAmerica campaign aims to "shed light on the solutions that can help solve youth unemployment." We are using the power of social media to spread the message, organize a rally, and get Stephen Colbert on board.
When I was young I read comic books. Superman and the Fantastic Four -- they were my heroes. In school, I learned about courageous acts performed in ...
A new generation of military personnel are using technology, battlefield skills and cultural tools to shape positive change. It's time to bring to light the extraordinary humanitarian acts of our service members.