Don't we owe them something?

@clowdine (1402)
Philippines
June 10, 2008 1:34pm CST
Let's talk about our national heroes. We Filipinos have Jose Rizal as our national hero and there have been a lot of movies produced depicting his life, love, his heroic endeavors and his martyrdom. We are proud of him because he inspired many other heroes in the past to fight for our independence in the eighteen hundreds. He was known for being the author of the two books namely Noli Me Tangere and it's second part, El Filibusterismo. He was a man of superior intelligence, a poet, painter, opthalmologist, novelist and a lot more. He could fluently speak 21 languages. How about you? I am also curious about what other people may say about their national heroes. I only have a few foreign heroes in mind and Mahatma Gandhi of India is one of those. I appreciate what he did for India and I loved the movie produced in the early 80's that featured his life story. His role was played by Ben Kingsley and he really looked like Gandhi. What can you say about your national hero? Come on guys, I guess once in a while we have to pay tribute to them in our own little way. They are not supposed to be only things in the past. Let's not forget who they were and how they made a difference in our lives now as a nation.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I am also very proud of Jose Rizal, he inspired a lot of youth and hopefully in this generation, we will find him in every Filipino in the universe!Through our actions,word,and deeds!
• Australia
6 Feb 09
i agree to that..Jose Rizal is a legend.how i wish i could be like him..:)
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Jun 08
I do truthly respect and salute to all national heroes, and not just to my own country.. Because, without them, nobody will know about our countries, nobody will come and try to develop our countries to make it a better place.. IN all, without them, there wun be u and me and everybody else in the world ^_^
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
Their dreams in the past, their cries, and their efforts altogether hurt other peoples' ears and drove the oppressors to shame. And that was what they thought the only way to go at that time considering what the technology limits and capacity of our ancestors could come up with. Now, in this very generation, it is somehow considered a shame to do such a barbaric conquest done in the past. And thanks to God for these heroes, had it not for them the world would have not known that there were oppressors and oppressed in a faraway land called the Philippines.
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@praveenjena (1305)
• India
10 Jun 08
hello clowdine, well the national heroes are still guiding us even today. we look up to them and see what they are and what the pains that they took for us so that we are in a situation where we would not be. they are the major factors in our history and also the life that we living in our present day and also the lives that we will be living in the future. indeed we owe them everything that makes us. any ways have a good day and thanks for creating this post. have a very great and fine day.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
Well, what can I say. I'm sorry for this response that is two years late. I agree with your statement of gratitude to our national heroes. Truly, the sacrifices they did in the past, shaped our identity as a nation. But sadly, with the continued cultural borrowings and adaptations, this national identity our heroes bled for have been continuously mutating.