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What is Honor and how does it show up when someone acts “honorably”?

When you take a vow to love, “Honor” and cherish another, what does that mean?


In the military there is a disparaging term for being let go from service called, “Dishonorable Discharge.” It's like getting fired in civilian terms but much worse. A dishonorable discharge is a blemish on your military record that will follow you the rest of your life. A person who has received this label has violated some form of military protocol or conduct and may have received discipline for criminal charges. When a person who is in a position of authority and misuses their power over others the penalty is more harsh than with those who have no authority. This is also the case for first responders, law enforcement, medical professionals, politicians, and even mental health providers. These careers are not for the faint heart, but require a person to possess true grit, integrity, and courage. To be honored you must live a life that is honorable.


Sometimes, we adopt the challenges set before us because of our desire to be counted amongst the honorable. When I was 11 years old, I knew I wanted to follow in the foot-steps of those who I admired most; those who wore a badge and protected the innocent. When I was going through the academy