A fire broke out and engulfed the bottom floor of a house. The family was asleep
upstairs unaware of the danger below. Smoke detectors began to alert the family. The
fireman rushed to the window to save the children from the flames and smoke. One by
one the children were passed out the window to safety. The children’s parents and
community thought of the firemen as heroes. The firemen are heroes we hear about
every day, but there are different types of heroes among us sacrificing for the betterment
of someone else. Some heroes are not the ones that I just talked about. These heroes are
the quiet ones. These are the ones that make huge impacts on society but they go
unrecognized. They do not want recognition or fame, just a thank you will do.
A hero is a person that commits to help people by feeding the hungry. There are
48 million Americans, 16.2 million are children that are affected by hunger, Coleman-
Jensen, Alisha, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson (2010). There are
Americans that cannot afford nor have the income to feed their family on a daily basis.
These American heroes assist in soup kitchens and shelters feeding the hungry.
A hero is that person that puts someone else’s needs before themselves. These average
Americans make sure a family or person is getting a meal in some way shape or fashion.
Those heroes that help in the kitchens and shelters donating their time and money to
assist a hungry family, the elderly and orphaned children. These people are the unsung
Americans that should be praised for their selfless acts.
As our labor force is cut and corporations strip away benefits the American
worker begins to suffer. Nurses, doctors and other medical personnel assist sick
Americans that have no insurance or those who cannot financially afford treatment. The
number of uninsured people increased to 49.9 million in 2010 from 49.0 million in 2009
(Table 8 and Figure 7),...