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Let’s clarify what ‘hero’ really means - The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

October 21, 2014

Let’s clarify what ‘hero’ really means

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

In response to my letter comparing Greg Abbott to Wendy Davis, Maureen Nolan Wilde calls single parents true heroes. Thank you for the compliment, Ms. Nolan-Wilde.

When my first husband died, I was left with three young children to raise. As a single mother, I did exactly as you said in your letter, putting my “children’s needs above all else while balancing the demands of day to day life.” I woke up every morning, fed and dressed them and got them to school before going to work to support them and myself. I never considered that remarkable, nor myself a hero. I just did what I had to do. My heroes are our police, firefighters and military who put their lives on the line for all of us.

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