Via Instapundit, I have been gently reminded (again) that we do in fact live in wondrous times:
Tomorrow, please honor those that gave all but always remember:
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
George S. Patton
I live in a culture where the concept of heroism has been sufficiently corrupted so that not merely incompetent, corrupt (or both) men and women but even outright evil individuals and groups have risen to positions of national power.
In spite of that, we still do live in wondrous times. The fight isn't over until the your ashes are in the wind. Never, ever give up.