The Obstacles Of Heroism In George W. Bush's Kidnapped

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Tuesday September 11th, 2001 is a day that every American will never forget. Even though the terrorists thought they could weaken us, instead we bravely fought back and grew stronger as a country. As Toby Keith says in his song, Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue, “Now this nation I love has fallen under attack/It will feel like the whole wide-world is raining down on you, brought to you Courtesy of the Red, White Blue/You will be sorry that you messed with the USA” (Spotify). When this unthinkable attack happened, we saw bravery through the selfless service of our commander in chief, our U.S. Military and the first responders.
Our 43rd President, George W. Bush became a wartime president on the day of 9/11/2001. Mr. Bush showed bravery
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When given the tragic news of the attacks on the Twin Towers he sat still and continued. Like David, the protagonist of the book Kidnapped, President Bush was brave, because he knew what he had to do. The obstacles for both David and President Bush seemed daunting and impossible, but they each faced their obstacles with heroism because they did not back down. David was faced with his uncle trying to kill him and then being sold to the captain of the Covenant (Stevenson 24 and 37). Mr. Bush was faced with the deadliest attack since Pearl harbor (15 Septembers later). In my opinion, President Bush is one of the greatest modern day presidents to live. After the events had unfolded, President Bush was at ground zero three days later. He said to the first responders, “I hear you, America hears you and the people who brought these towers down will hear us all very soon” (15 Septembers later) His actions in response to 9/11 had a lasting impact that will be felt for years to come. On October 26th, 2001 the Bush Admiration singed the USA PATRIOT Act into law. The USA …show more content…
The firefighters and the first responders were concerned with the safety of the American people. Their bravery was shown that day by the multiple trips into and out of the smoldering towers. 400 police officers and firefighters offered their lives for others in selfless-service (History “9/11 Attacks”). The firefighters were aware of the need for each other: one could not do it alone. Just as in Kidnapped when David and Alan took on the crew, they needed each other (Stevenson 64). In Kidnapped, and on 9/11, the people were brave, because there was a “no man left behind” mindset. When the buildings had crashed, the people of America grieved for the ones left below the rubble. Then the clean-up started. This year on 9/11, I was watching a story about a non-active marine who heard of the attack. This Marine’s name was Jason Thomas. Thomas was a volunteer at ground zero who led one of the first search and rescue teams. He and his team pulled some of the first and last people from the rubble. He came to ground zero every day after 9/11 and was addressed only as Sergeant Thomas. No one knew is first name until years later, therefor he was known as the lost hero of 9/11 (15 Septembers later). Sergeant Thomas is just one example of many volunteers throughout these trying

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