The Medal of Honor
It sickens me that every 5th grader can tell you all about scum like Eminem and Brittney Spears, but its doubtful they can name even 1 Medal of Honor(CMH) winner. I'll do my part though. For the first time since 1993, the CMH is about to be awarded... of course... as is so often the case, it will be the wife of the hero accepting the award. Actions that lead to the granting of the CMH always save lives... but they almost always kill the person who takes them. There are only 129 CMH winners alive today.
How can we have classes on J-Lo and pop-culture non-sense... meaningless as leaves on the wind... Yet there are no classes on the stories of the mere 3000 winners of the greatest award in human history?
Remember the name; Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith. Another God Fearin' Southron who died while kicking ass and takin' names.
Some folks just don't think of what will happen. They only think of what must be done.