What have we as US citizens done to be worthy of the heroic acts of the Soldiers Firefighters and Policemen who protect us?

Being a Human. United States citizens as well as anyone else in the US are worthy of heroic acts Soldiers, Firefighters and Police Officers that protect us because most of the Soldiers, Firefighters, and Police Officers will just refer to any heroic act as "all in a day's work" and realize that the average person takes their exsistence for granted. It is merely one of the riches of living and/or being in the United States of America!