Sometimes the heroes of history look larger than life.
It can even appear as if they didn’t have to deal with the challenges and adversity the rest of us face.
From our perspective, after the fact, it can seem as if the exhausting battles they fought were almost easy and that defeat was never really an option.
Nothing can be farther from reality.
They valiantly sacrificed for freedom even as they faced great challenges, including their own weaknesses. They were true when the outlook was bleak. They were willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor when it looked like they would lose everything they held dear - and some of them did.
May we also be true, and pay the price to preserve liberty, as we rise to the times in which we live!