Memorial Day 2018: Honoring the fallen superheroes

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Captain America

All Steve Rogers wanted to do was fight for his country. Not so he could look cool, but because it was the right thing to do. He illegally used false names on military application knowing it could put him in jail. The determination led to Rogers meeting Dr. Abraham Erskine, who changed Steve Rogers’ life forever.

Dr. Erskine gave Steve Rogers the opportunity to be part of an experiment that might have killed him. Rogers wasn’t scared and even when it looked like the experiment was going sideways, he refused to quit. This is the attitude that made Steve Rogers Captain America.

When it was time to make a decision that would save his friend Bucky, Rogers didn’t hesitate. Leaving without the permission of the military could have cost Rogers his life and put him in jail when he got back. But Rogers ended up saving hundreds of lives and turned the tide of the war.

In the end, Rogers knew that the only way to stop Hydra was to crash the plane into the ocean. After everything Rogers went through, fighting to be a part of the military, the physical torture of becoming a Super Soldier, and meeting a woman who loved him, he was willing to give it all up in order to make the world a better place.