To the Editor:

It has taken post-World War II America a long time to figure out that police, firefighters, and the military are not the only heroes in our society.

It is true that country music singers, rappers, movie stars and billionaires have been getting more and more traction in recent decades.

Outstanding individual pay-it-forward-type citizens have stood out as well.

But once the pandemic broke out, America finally realized we had to lean on health care workers, teachers, and even factory, transportation, and retail workers more than ever before. And those workers stood up to the task amazingly well.

In our democracy, especially in its economically and socially declining phase, we should also consider the existence of other, largely unrecognized, categories of heroes.

In my mind, these include non-profit founders, public health, welfare, and justice system officials (yes, even judges), small-business owners and newspaper editors.

And if we are somehow able to think like an actual free people, we can’t overlook our own family ancestors, our churches, our elected officials, and especially the founders of our nation.

Heroes are not defined alone by muscles, courage and money. They must also have knowledge, public spirit and exemplary lives.

Kimball Shinkoskey

Woods Cross, Utah

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Localsince72

In Texas these last few years, a judge gave custody of a son to a mother instead of the father though the mother infected her son with "trans" disorder AND publicly stated she wanted the young boy to undergo castration and removal of his private parts.

America is a diseased nation, absent of heroes. A ZOG occupied nation whose greatest achievement recently is slaughtering more than 1,000,000 Iraqis (many of you reading this participated in the slaughter) over false claims of WMD.

Castrating your boys and slaughtering Iraqis, truly heroes work.

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