Heroism is an outstanding act, a feat for the sake of other people’s lives, independence and prosperity of the Motherland.
Heroism on the battlefield requires a person’s personal courage, steadfastness, willingness to sacrifice themselves. Our people honor the memory of the soldiers who died on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Many monuments and obelisks to heroes are on our land. On Victory Day, May 9, our compatriots lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow near the Kremlin wall, to the Eternal Fire lit in honor of the dead heroes defenders of Moscow.
Wherever you go, nor did you go,
But stop here,
The grave of this dear
Bow with all your heart.
And for you, and for me
He did everything he could,
Himself in battle did not regret,
And I saved my Motherland.
You can become a hero in simple, everyday affairs, not only during the war. Outstanding thinkers said: “Often, the courage of the people is more known in the small than in the great”, “Courage is needed not only in battles, but also in simple everyday affairs.” Not every brave act can be called heroic. For example, in front of passers-by, crossing the street in a dangerous, inappropriate place to a red light is not heroism, but stupidity, which can end very badly for the “hero.”
Bold can be called an act when it is committed in the name of a noble goal. For example, if a person, risking his life, saves a drowning man is heroism.
There is heroism of a special kind – it is to never, under any circumstances, change the rules of honor, decency, friendship, humanity. This is the heroism of the spirit. A vivid example of such heroism is in the destinies of people who, in the inhuman conditions of the Leningrad blockade, the Nazi and Stalin camps and other similar trials, retained dignity, courage, benevolence – in short, all truly human qualities.
In the history of each people there are examples of remarkable heroism. Many heroes were in the history of our people. Perhaps you’ve heard of Ivan Susanin. This Kostroma peasant started a detachment of enemies in a dense forest. He knew that they would kill him, only to find a deception. And yet he went to save other Russian people.
During the Great Patriotic War, heroism was also shown by children who were only 10-14 years old. They, like adults, did everything
they could to win. Heroes are also in a peaceful life. In the hot summer of 1972, an eighteen-year-old Ryazan tractor operator, Anatoly Merzlov, worked on a wheat field. From a random spark, the bread caught fire. Anatoly was at a loss and entered into a fight with the elements. Saving the harvest and his tractor, the young man was killed. He risked his life because he wanted to save people’s goods.
There are many heroes in the history of science. This, for example, is the polar explorers, who are in the endless ice for a long time. And the Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean on a light raft of logs. Known to people and heroes, doctors, purposely infected themselves with dangerous diseases, to learn how to treat them. And the heroes of the cosmos or the underwater world? Who knows, does this time lie in wait for their unforeseen? And yet they go on a mission to reveal new mysteries to mankind. The deeds and exploits of the heroes are remembered and highly honored, by their example they learn to live, fight and win.