May is perhaps the most patriotic month of the year.
It’s home to awesome national days like National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 5th), National Armed Forces Day (May 20th), and of course, Memorial Day (May 29th).
Today, we’d like to join in on the celebration of National Armed Forces Day by celebrating 3 U.S.military war heroes who’ve inspired us.
Of course, the list of U.S. war heroes is a huge one, and we’re thankful for every single one, as well as all the men and women who continue to fight for us today. These just happen to be the three war heroes we’re talking about today!
Let’s get into it.
Here are 3 U.S. war heroes who’ve inspired us!
1. George Washington
George Washington wasn’t just a U.S. President - he was also one of the first U.S. war heroes! In fact, without him, the U.S. may not have won the Revolutionary War. So, of course, we had to mention him.
He commanded all forces in the Revolutionary War and helped lead the U.S. to victory. But he didn’t let the power get to his head - he surrendered his commission after the war, instead of trying to take power in the form of a military coup.
Honorable behavior like this helped him to get unanimously selected as the first U.S. President.
2. Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle was a U.S. Navy Seal veteran and sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several honors for acts of heroism in combat. He was arguably the best sniper to take part in the war and had a huge impact.
He’s also the inspiration behind the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which provides meaningful, interactive experiences to service members, first responders and their families, aimed at enriching their family relationships.
3. Marcus Luttrell
Marcus is famous for his role in Operation Red Wings, where he and three other Navy Seals were ambushed by a big group of Taliban fighters.
Luttrell and the other Seals fought courageously, but were badly outnumbered and their rescue helicopter was shot down. Still, Luttrell managed to escape even after being knocked unconscious. It was a truly heroic effort in a time of great turmoil.
Without war heroes like these, the U.S. might not be the awesome and free country that we all get to enjoy living in every day.
It’s our pleasure to honor these war heroes, and give a hat tip to all the other war heroes out there as well.
Who are some of your all-time favorite U.S. war heroes? Let us know in the comments below!