Unsung Heroes — Mary Edwards Walker

If you are looking for a hero, especially if you’re a girl, you might consider Mary Edwards Walker.   Born on November 26, 1832, in Oswego, New York,  she was a nurse, doctor, woman’s rights activist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, and prisoner of war during the American Civil War.  She became the first, and as far as I know, the only woman to win the Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service.

I had never heard of her before.  Then today at high school I happened to see a book about her.  This proves that heroes are out there; you just have to find yours.

There is a good biography of her life at MTE1ODA0OTcxODE0Mzg5MjYxhttp://www.biography.com/people/mary-walker-9522110#receiving-the-congressional-medal-of-honor.   The photo is from that website.

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