Sunday, 25 November 2012

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Ross did not become our hero by dying to save his fellow Soldiers from a grenade. He was a hero to us long before he died, because he was willing to risk his life to protect the ideals of freedom and justice that America represents. He has been recommended for the Medal of Honor… That is not why he gave his life. The lives of four men who were his Army brothers outweighed the value of his one life. It was just a matter of simple kindergarten arithmetic. Four means more than one. It didn’t matter to Ross that he could have escaped the situation without a scratch. Nobody would have questioned such a reflex reaction. What mattered to him were the four men placed in his care on a moment’s notice. One moment he was responsible for defending the rear of a convoy from enemy fire; the next moment he held the lives of four of his friends in his hands. The choice for Ross was simple, but simple does not mean easy. His straightforward answer to a simple but difficult choice should stand as a shining example for the rest of us. We all face simple choices, but how often do we choose to make a sacrifice to get the right answer? The right choice sometimes requires honor.”

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

Clarion County Career Center

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