In August 2010 the world stopped breathing when a group of men employed as Chilean miners was trapped inside the San Jose Mine, nearly as deep as the tallest building on earth.
As we near the one-year anniversary of the Chilean mine rescue, it's a good time to reflect on the lessons that event can teach Americans. Many of us are looking for a rescue of our own, from crisis after crisis. It's time for us to learn some lessons about leadership in the face of tremendous adversity - and from an apparently unlikely source.
A year ago, we were really united, and the president was very popular. Now, we are facing an intense movement of students fighting for better and less expensive education.
Let us teach our children about the valor of true heroes, whose strength of character and faith protect the memory of the past and inform the limitless potential of the future.