I’m writing this in regards to the recent passing of Muhammad Ali. In my opinion, he was probably the greatest boxer. Some even call him a hero.
However, I think the mothers, fathers and sons who observed our recent Memorial Day may not agree he that was a hero. Those who fought for our country were real the heroes.
I think of Ali’s refusal to serve (in the military) — even though many famous people did — including Joe Louis and many others makes it impossible to call him a hero. Ali could have served in some capacity, as many conscientious objectors did.
I don’t believe in what he did, and that “I’m the greatest” is a good example for our young people.
Great fighter? Yes. Hero? No.
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