Essay by showdownHigh School, 10th gradeA-, April 2004

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Webster defines courage as "the state, quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face his fears." Whether it is something that is difficult for everyone to do or something that is a personal obstacle in one's life, it is difficult to have courage. Courage is something great. Courage is something that one doesn't have until they need it.

An example of courage was displayed by the firefighters at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. When the two planes hit the World Trade Center, everybody was in shock. Nobody knew what to do or think, except for the firefighters who were already on their way to the scene. As fast as they were there, the firefighters were in the burning building rescuing people. The firefighters went in unaware of what was to come. They didn't know if there were terrorists still in the building or bombs or what.

The firefighters had no concern for their own lives, just the lives of the innocent people inside. This went on for approximately an hour and a half. In the end, three hundred fourteen NYC firefighters died saving people like us. It took real courage to be a firefighter in that burning building that day and save all those people. They deserve our utmost respect and dignity.

The Bible also contains many acts of courage. One example of courage is in the story of David and Goliath. David's three oldest brothers were soldiers in the army of King Saul. The country was in a desperate battle against the great army of the Philistines. The Philistines lived in the country south of David's country, and their were many giants who lived their. One of the tallest and strongest of the giants was

named Goliath. Every...