evil attempts to ruin the peace of the world, someone must step up and fight
back. Now, you’re probably thinking of your average super-hero. Like Superman
or Captain America. But those heroes are a work of fiction. This essay will
instead, be talking about one of many heroes throughout our history. What makes
a hero you ask? Loyalty, an incredible sense of righteousness, a personality
that everybody loves and great generosity. Not only should a hero act capable,
but they look and sound capable too. They’re the kind of people that you’d look
toward and want to become as a kid, a shining beacon of good morals.
But, not every hero is like that. Many heroes have different
personalities and figures. Some of the strangest people – people you wouldn’t
even expect – can become heroes too. The hero who I have chosen to write and
talk about is the commander-in-chief who led our armies in Revolutionary War.
The man who helped win our freedom from Great Britain and her army. The man who
became the first President of our great and striving country! This man, is none
other than George Washington himself.
Anyone who is an American is aware of George
Washington and his accomplishments. We owe a lot of the freedoms we have today
to him. That’s why I see him as my hero. And I’m going to explain why he should
be yours as well! My first reasoning has to do with obstacles. Drawbacks or problems
that a hero must deal with.
At the start of the Revolutionary War, George
Washington had to decide whether to join the patriots or stay loyal with Great Britain.
Despite having known many both powerful and prestigious men from Britain,
Washington still chose to fight for the freedom of the colonies. He strongly despised
the violence and political injustice Britain used. This is only one of the difficulties
that George Washington had to overcome. My next reasoning has to do with courage.
A hero cannot be one without courage. And
George Washington remarkably possesses this strong trait.
A perfect example of his valor is seen in the Battle of
Monongahela. Even with two of his horses destroyed, he still pulls off a tactical
retreat. Because of this, he is given the title, “the Hero of Monongahela”. Not
only that, but due to his impressive actions, he was awarded and officially named,
“Commander-In-Chief of the Virginia”. My last and final reasoning is his
leadership in not only commanding our armies in Revolutionary War, but also leading
our country as President afterwards. Upon becoming the Commander-in-Chief of
the Continental Army, he found that the army was poorly trained and under-supplied,
to which to he worked hard to turn this around and instead build a much stronger
and more supplied army.
After achieving many victories, Great Britain had no
other choice but to declare their surrender. The world would soon be aware of George
Washington and the colonies accomplishment, for they had done the impossible.
They had defeated the most powerful military on the planet!