Are the lives that Military Children lead truly heroic? Does it lessen the definition of hero by characterizing a Military Child as a hero for living with the stresses of a military life they did not choose?
Stacy Bare, a National Military Family and Veterans Representative, Sierra Club, asked those questions and offered his answers in a Huffington Post blog entry:
So, yeah, military kids are our youngest heroes, and if someone asks you, “are we diluting the word hero, by equating that word with military kids?” you can tell him or her we’re strengthening the word hero, not lessening it, when we use it to describe our Nation’s military kids.
There is a credible argument that the term “hero” has been overused or misused in some circumstances, but is this one?
Do you think a military child is a hero?