Saturday, September 17, 2011

The everyday heroes

Reposted from February 2010....

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again because
there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion,
spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement;
and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls
who have never tasted victory or defeat.”

--Theodore Roosevelt (American President, 1901-09)

Here's to those in the local arena who are willing to be bloodied while standing up for the just causes of the everyday citizen ...

... who are not afraid to question authority ...

... who never waver from their principles ...

... who are not blinded by power, money, and influence.

My hat is off to all of them ... and the battle goes on.

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