Most American heroes aren't in our history books, nor do they have monuments erected in their honor. Their names aren't in the headline news or memorialized in song. The true hero is simply someone who makes a difference—large or small—in the lives of others. They battle disease, crime, poverty, and human rights violations. They clean up environments, mentor neglected children, and truly care about others. Most importantly, anyone can be a hero in the eyes of another.
Publication Date: February 28, 2002