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There is a priceless respect that everyone in the world possesses and that is therespect of a persons honor A persons honor is something that can not be bought soldor traded its something that must be gained by the respect of your peers An example ofhow honor is seen in everyday life in through a persons word A persons honor issupported by their word and if they do not uphold their word then they are left withTo try and explain the personal trait of honor is something that can not be done ina few words or a sentence I feel as though honor is made up of different combinations ofpersonal traits depending on the individual Some of these characteristics of honor caninclude loyalty reverence respect and commitment Even though honor is usually lookedat as being a personal trait there are people who think that honor can only be given orshown to an individual Such examples of this can be seen by being presented with amedal or having a parade thrown in your honor This is all a horrible misconception ofA time that honor is displayed more often than any is during a time of war This isevident through feats of valor and heroism Looking at this aspect of honor I feel asthough a person who would fight and die for their country would have more loyalty andcommitment to presenting such honor Such commendations are awarded in the armedforces as a medal of honor This medal is awarded to an individual who is on active dutyand distinguishes themselves during a conflict or battle The medal of honor was firstawarded during the civil war in the year 1861 Since the medal of honors creation therehas been some 3400 medals awarded to the different divisions of the armed forces Untilthis day there has only been one woman who has received this honor for her service During World War II there was a black medal of honor awarded for
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