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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Manly Man #28 : Medal of Courage

The Medal of courage pictured above is a medal given by the Israeli army in combat times for gallantry in the risk of life to save others.  This medal has six crossed swords with an olive branch.  The red ribbon represents the blood and fire of battle.

The Kings Medal of Courage from the English Government was given primarily to foreigners during WWII who endangered their own lives to help English citizens escape or be safe from the enemy.

The Medal of courage from Armenia is awarded to those who show courage in defending the fatherland, show courage in rescue operations or for performing their duties in life threatening situations.

The Medill Medal for courage in journalism is given for those who work for media outlet and show moral, physical or ethical courage in the pursuit of the story.

Manly men must be courageous as well.  So if there were a medal to give to a manly man of courage what would it look like?  What would it be symbolic of?  What would be the requirements to achieve it?

If you are an artistic person please draw or make a medal that could be used for the Manly Man of Courage Medal.  Or help me decide what the criteria should be.  Write and tell me what you think.

If you are have strong thoughts about the criteria for such and aware: The Manly Man Courage Medal, then please write me about that.

If you are both artistic and thinking strongly, then let me hear from you about both.

Here are some quotes I found about courage: 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  ~Winston Churchill

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon

Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you're scared.  ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  ~C.S. Lewis

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.  ~Alfred North Whitehead

1 comment:

  1. Oooooo this will be fun! I will start thinking about this and try to come up with some sort of drawing :) I think this medal should be awarded when someone proves himself to be a manly man by having the courage to stand on the Lord's side and doing the right thing despite difficult circumstances. This could be something as large as having the courage to choose to serve a mission despite pressures not to or despite other enticing reasons to not go: athletic success, academic success, a girlfriend etc. On the other hand it could be something as simple as having the courage to overcome pride and apologize for something hurtful or thoughtless he said to his wife. I think that acts like these show bravery and courage that isn't often seen in the world today.


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