Will you be today?

Padre Burgos, one of the priest that was beheaded during the Spanish regime
@Lucky15 (33427)
Philippines
August 27, 2017 5:30pm CST
What makes some a hero? Today is a regular holiday here in the Philippines, National Heroes Day(fourth Monday of August). Who are our heroes? In the Philippine history, we got a lot. Those who fight for our freedom, for our independence. From bolos to our Jose Rizal's pen, fought against three colonizers-- Spaniards, Americans and Japanese. The country also considers the Overseas workers as the new heroes, who sacrificed a lot, being away from their family just to provide for them. What makes someone a hero for you? Is that person should be like those who have fought, or chosen to sacrifice their lives--those that thinks more of the others more than themselves, the selfless ones. And...will you be a hero to someone else today? “Every society needs heroes. And every society has them. The reason we don't often see them is because we don't bother to look."-- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
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@mandala100 (36290)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug
@Lucky15 Happy National Heroes Day my friend to you and your country the Philippines! Hero is someone who do noble and great deeds for others and who are more than an ordinary people in the way they think, speak and act my friend.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I agree ;)
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@mandala100 (36290)
• Hong Kong
28 Aug
@Lucky15 Thank you my friend and how are you doing today?
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@mandala100 doing great. You?
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@jobelbojel (6818)
• Philippines
27 Aug
Sadly, I don't have a holiday. I will work today at 11 am. Hero can be anyone - in their own little way.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Indeed we are all can be ;)
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• Philippines
28 Aug
@Lucky15 Absolutely true. I believe that
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@thelme55 (14039)
• Germany
27 Aug
Happy National Day Heroes to you there. I have plenty of heroes in my life and one of them is my hubby.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Our loved ones can really be indeed our heroes :)
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@thelme55 (14039)
• Germany
28 Aug
@Lucky15 so true. How about you? Who is your hero?
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@thelme55 my paternal grandfather :D
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@averygirl72 (16662)
• Philippines
27 Aug
Definitely they have to be recognized for their sacrifices for our country. I wish I can be a hero at least to my family
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
You are :)
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@averygirl72 (16662)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@Lucky15 Thanks
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@Tracy04 (10575)
• Malaysia
28 Aug
My heroes will be my parents. No matter how they nag or scold, but when I'm in trouble and if I'm away, they will always find a way to bring me home.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
because they wanted to protect you and wanted the best for you right?
@Tracy04 (10575)
• Malaysia
28 Aug
@Lucky15 that is undoubtedly
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@ridingbet (47460)
• Philippines
28 Aug
'teachers are heroes to their students'. we mold their education in to becoming the profession they want to be.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
and you are a hero too :)
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@ridingbet (47460)
• Philippines
31 Aug
@Lucky15 humbly, i am.
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@kepweng (11569)
28 Aug
in my opinion a hero is someone who die and depend hes country and everybody can be a hero for a small things like helping the old lady crossing the street how about you ?
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I agree :)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Seriously I thought this was just another ordinary day, thank you for telling me.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
It is, and yey for holiday :)
@TRBRocks420 (74092)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Aug
Anyone who is a good person and, stands against wrong actions is a hero in my book.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I agree with that :)
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@kixsh101 (729)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Hopefully I'll be a hero to some else today in my own little ways. Cheer's for it's a holiday for us here in the Philippines!
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Yey for holiday.
• United States
28 Aug
Oh there are so many to me. Like the man I saw today that saved the truck driver from drowning in Houston TX and the news reporter who also saved his life .. To risk your life for another man is a hero to me. I guess I have sometimes been a hero..but I dont remember when
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I am watching cnn and i am seeing a lot of heroes in texas. A lot of volunteers
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@jstory07 (65335)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug
A mother or father or grandparents are heroes every day.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I agree ma'am :)
• Philippines
29 Aug
What did you do on Heroes day?
@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
29 Aug
Stayed home and then buy something, then the owner of the store became a hero :D
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• Philippines
29 Aug
@Lucky15 I guess someone found a hero. Yey!
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
29 Aug