“There are powers far beyond us, plans far beyond what we could have ever thought of, visions far more vast than what we can ever see on our own with our own eyes, there are horizons long gone beyond our own horizons. This is courage- to throw away what is our own that is limited and to thrust ourselves into the hands of these higher powers.”

-Joy C.

Of course you know the story of David and Goliath. It was a battle between good and evil, light and darkness, courage and fear. Goliath was a giant Philistine warrior and David, a young man who was the future king of Israel. Goliath may have dominated David with his size, but he was no challenge compared to David’s courage and determination. And we all know how it ended, David defeated Goliath proving that a determined man can overcome anything that stands in his way.

In life, we face struggles that can sometimes wear us down. Being human as we are, we are accustomed to doubt and fear. We think little of ourselves, and if we aren’t careful we end up losing a fight we were not even fighting in the first place. We fail to realize that what stopped us from achieving victory is our lack of faith in ourselves and the courage to fight no matter the cost.

All of us are given faith and courage, but only an exceptional few can own up to it. These exceptional few are brave and bold people who end up winning the battle, of making the impossible possible and of achieving their hopes and dreams. Such people are the soldiers of the famous Midway Battle.

The Battle of Midway is regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific. It is said to be US’ avenge for Pearl Harbor. Six months after the horrifying Pearl Harbor Attack, the US Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack at Midway.

What made this story remarkable is the fact that US Navy was only ¼ the size of the Japanese Forces. Despite that, the Americans were not intimidated. Rather, they were determined to fight for Midway, to fight for Pearl Harbor, to fight for America. The soldiers were more than willing to sacrifice their lives just to fight for their people and their country.

In the end, the US Navy won victory. They had changed the course of war in the Pacific and inflicted Japan its first naval defeat in 300 years. To watch a video documentation of this historic event, watch the video below.

Our soldiers proved to us once more that it takes faith and courage to win our battles. It takes belief and bravery to achieve our goals. They inspired us that we only have to believe in ourselves and be brave to fight whatever lies ahead of us to make our dreams come true.

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