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(White House)   Lend your support to get one of the heroes of Sandy Hook the Medal of Freedom   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Presidential Medal of Freedom  
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2012-12-31 04:07:29 AM  
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creatorDavid LTempe, AZ
December 15, 2012
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Delecrious: I don't like promoting one hero and not giving the rest anything. Suffer together, be happy together. True heroes don't need praise.

Indeed. And I take exception to feeling people have that they need to further promote people after these things happen.

I can understand the man that created the petition, it was the day after and there was much shock. But 2 weeks later to rally the internet to an online petition... seems weird and... well poor taste in my opinion but please don't take that the wrong way, I really do understand. Maybe I can explain...

Most people that receive awards after tragic occurrences usually only accept them for the sake of those desperate to reward.  The awards aren't about giving a hero anything. It's about trying to feel good afterwards... finding that silver lining.

And I can understand that and in situations I completely support it. But an online petition? That goes even further. For the people that sign this online but have no actual connection to the tragedy, they (you) should understand that what you are really doing is seeking connection, solidarity... a way to make it feel real and to feel like you did something to help.

But they don't need you now. They don't need the anonymous person on the internet helping them with a +1 and a White House petition. It's all so superficial. The only thing that is correct to do is, as Delecrious said, is to let them suffer together and recover together.

If this feels real to you, if you feel great pain or connection to this tragedy..then those feelings and issues are very real! But you need to cope with yourself, your own feelings. Look inwards, not outwards.

Escalation of emotions, ceremonies and recognition is the complete wrong way to proceed after a tragedy
... let these people fade into obscurity so they, at the least, can try to find a way to quietly move on with their lives without feeling the ever present attention of the nation staring at them. If their community feels that someone deserves special recognition, then let them do it.

/just my 2 cents, if you disagree just ignore me and go sign the petition. Honestly not here for an argument, just felt this might be something worth considering
2012-12-31 01:30:46 AM  
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I don't like promoting one hero and not giving the rest anything. Suffer together, be happy together. True heroes don't need praise.
2012-12-30 07:05:19 PM  
1 vote:
"According to initial reports..."

I would sign it with better evidence.
2012-12-30 03:51:08 PM  
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