Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday Hero 01/05/2011

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Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown

An 11-year-old from Lebanon County in Pennsylvania, Jordan Brown has long been fascinated by World War II and one old soldier in particular -- Dick Winters, the Easy Company commander made famous by the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers."

Mr. Winters, a Lancaster native who lives in Hershey, is 92 and has Parkinson's disease.

But a statue of him is going up in France, and Jordan has taken it upon himself to raise money for it by selling $1 rubber wristbands in the tradition of Lance Armstrong's yellow "Live Strong" bracelets.

You can read the rest of the story here.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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4 comments:

christian soldier said...

good on this young man--

would you pray for Lt Larkin O'Hern and his family...
http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/please-pray-for-lt-larkin-ohern-and-his.html

Hope your surgery went well...
C-CS

Bag Blog said...

That is pretty cool for a kid to take up the cause like that. Dick Winters is definitely someone to be fascinated with.

Sarge Charlie said...

11 years old, there is hope for our country......

TonjiaT said...

what an enterprising young man! I am seeing a former soldier in that pic....