Frontline protectors of our lives and well-being.
Wagers of relentless, selfless trench warfare against an insidious and deadly enemy.
They are our courageous healthcare workers—putting it all on the line for us during this ravaging, relentless and spreading war against the coronavirus.
They perform their incomparable service at great risk to themselves, their families and their loved ones.
They deserve our unconditional support in doing whatever we can, and whatever we must, in order to protect those who protect us.
Teacher Peter Heck shares his thoughts on the service of our nation’s armada of courageous medical angels who are flying in and stepping up to shield and rescue as many of us as they can during this frightening pandemic that knows no boundaries and respects no persons.
We should know these heroes and respect them.
“Earlier this semester before coronavirus shut down our school corporation, I took a couple days out of our class time to show my students the World War I movie ‘The Lost Battalion.’ The film tells the harrowing true story of the roughly 554 American doughboys isolated in the Argonne Forest and surrounded by German forces.
“I remember watching these 17-year-olds stare at the screen as it depicted boys their own age climbing from the safety of their trench, ducking, dodging, and charging their way into what seemed to be certain death. We paused the movie to talk about the courage and valor it required. It’s a theme we had discussed before, from Chamberlain’s defense of Little Round Top to Pickett’s Charge. And it’s one we would revisit at Normandy and Iwo Jima. . . .”