Commonplace Entry #10

“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” -Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz

I came across this quote when I was watching the TV series “Scandal.” At first I had no idea what it meant. So I decided to look further into it. It is a reference quote to those who fought in World War II specifically in the battle for Iwo Jima. It became very common for these soldiers to continuously make many brave decisions that required them to sacrifice their own lives for their country. It saddens me to think that people would sacrifice their own life for a country. Yet, I am in awe that they would. I want to thank all of them. On a side note, I wonder if this quote can be applied to people outside of the government. Is it common for people to make sacrifices to the point that is becomes common in their lives? What kind of sacrifices are they? How is it to live that way? Just some further analysis.

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