Owen Strachan: The Age of Heroes Is Not Over

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

The recent tragic shooting outside of Denver provides some healthy reminders for us.

None of us knows the hour of our death. We can’t choose the moment when we will be forced to show courage. But when that time comes, we must be ready.

When two shooters opened fire in the high school, eight were injured and one was killed—a senior named Kendrick Castillo.

When the shooter entered his classroom, Kendrick sprang into action. A female classmate told NBC News of his bravery, “That’s when Kendrick lunged at him, and he shot Kendrick, giving all of us enough time to get ourselves safe, and to run across the room to escape.”

Another student, future Marine Brendan Bialy, helped take down the other shooter.

These brave young men put their lives on the line to save others. They remind us that the age of heroes is not over.

The hour came, and the men showed up.