I always reblog the fuck out of this come the holiday season
Babe Heffron, Brothers in Battle; Best of Friends
Edward “Babe” Heffron (May 16, 1923 - December 1, 2013)
"We’re not heroes. It burns me up how people use the word ‘hero’ today. The heroes are the kids who gave 100 percent; they gave their lives. The heroes are the mothers who gave up a son, who carried him for nine months, and raised him to do right, and he does right, and at eighteen, he goes to fight for his country, and he dies doing right. That’s a hero…Bill and I get furious when we hear it used in the wrong context. We know we’re not heroes. The kids who went to war and never walked back through his mother’s front door, he’s the hero.”
Edward ‘Babe’ Heffron (16 May 1923-1 December 2013)
Edward “Babe” Heffron, May 16, 1923 - December 1, 2013
"I want people to know we’re not heroes. We did our duty, just like sixteen million others who fought in the war. Everyone, including the families, sacrificed in some way. The kids who didn’t come home are the heroes. They’re the ones who gave their lives. Their parents are the heroes, because they gave a child."