What does HeroScaping® mean to me? To me, a HeroScaping project is something to honor someone in the field as a way to show respect. It also shows respect to the “hero” you are building it for. It shows all the respect that we have for the men and women who are out fighting for our country, as well as all the men and women who did fight for our country and are either no longer with us, or their service is up. Either way, respect is a key element in these types of projects.
I have no idea what it is like to be in the field and fight for the country we all know and love, because I am still a student in school. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t know anything about the military. My Great Uncle was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and my Grandfather was a Sergeant in the Air Force serving as a Law Enforcement K9/Security Policeman. My brother, who is part of the National Guard, has taught me a lot about what they do for our country and how much of an honor it is to be a part of. One day I plan to follow in my brother’s footsteps and so that I can see our country in a different perspective.
People sometimes don’t respect the men and women who are or were serving our country. They take the military for granted. Honestly, the military doesn’t get the recognition that they should be getting. A HeroScaping project is a great way to honor them. It’s something that will be there for years upon years. It is a reminder that we wouldn’t be where we are now, without them. We wouldn’t be free.
HeroScapes are just like memorials. It’s to remember that we shouldn’t take the military for granted. The HeroScaping project we did was a great privilege to be a part of and it was an experience that I will never forget.