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Clara Barton: A Hero

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Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Many heroes throughout history are just ordinary people who are faced with difficult obstacles in life and through their strength and perseverance succeed. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and affect others’ lives differently. Without a history full of heroes, our world would not be the same. For the the 2017 Recognition Award, I nominate Clara Barton. Through her works, Clara Barton is a well-known hero for many. Furthermore, Clara was born on December 25, 1821, in Massachusetts. In addition, she is the youngest among six children. Growing up, Clara was very intelligent and supplemented her education with hands-on…show more content…
To add on to her heroic tasks, Clara Barton traveled to Geneva, Switzerland working as a nurse for the International Red Cross. Being an adventurous person, Clara also traveled around various European countries helping people who were sick. After Clara returned back to the United States, she worked hard for ten years to get establish the American Red Cross. Then, in 1880, she became the first president of the American Red Cross; carrying her knowledge and skills into teaching others on how to help aid people in need. Later, in 1904, Clara stepped down from being president at the organization. Even though she was no longer the president of the American Red Cross, Clara still offered her service until she passed away on April 12, 1912. Today, Clara Barton is still considered a hero for all of her service throughout the Civil War and afterwards. Her work is still admired various people and organizations throughout the world. Even though she is not alive today, her life’s work of service is still shown through the American Red Cross and through any organization helping people who are in need during a time of crisis. Because of all Clara Barton’s accomplishments and service, she is one of my heros and I nominate her to
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