Boston Strong- United We StandPosted by TM Snyder on May 5, 2013
Just a few weeks ago, Jeff Bauman was being whisked away on a stretcher after having both legs blown off at the horrific Boston Marathon terrorist attack. Saturday night, Bauman took center stage at the Boston Bruins home playoff game as their honorary captain for game two of the series against Toronto. As you can imagine, his appearance was greeted with overwhelming support from the home crowd. It was truly a touching scene, as a mixture of cheers, tears and ultimately applause rained down on Bauman as the last images seen of him were very gruesome with both legs wrapped in make-shift tourniquets. But Saturday night, when Bauman was wheeled onto the ice in Boston, the crowd erupted as he proudly waved the Boston Strong flag in front of thousands of Patriotic Bruins fans.
We live in a country where our youth often views entertainers, athletes, movies stars and musicians as heroes. Being a hero requires courage. This is a trait very few, if any, of these so-called celebrity heroes possess. This glorification is very much the work of the mass media and liberal politicians. This past week NBA player Jason Collins has been referred to as a hero simply for admitting his sexuality. Since when is being honest heroic? First Lady Michelle Obama even reached out to Collins which promptly elevated his status in the media.
For the record, what Jeff Bauman did Saturday evening was courageous, heroic and deserves the same type of media recognition. Sure he’s not a millionaire celebrity, but he most definitely is a red-blooded Patriot! Jeff Bauman is officially a hero in my book and the youth of America could learn alot through the actions and character of Jeff Bauman.
Photo Credit (Jeff Bauman) : Associated Press
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