JetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
I'm sure we all have them, but I'm interested to see who your hero is. Is it a parent, mom dad, aunt, uncle, grandparents, or someone completely unrelated to you that you've never met? No need to explain why, but you can if you want. My hero is my dad. Why? Simply because he's my dad.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3041 times:
Realistically it would be my Grandfather. He was the strongest, hardest working, loving, caring, dedicated man I have ever known. And the fact that I knew him, and interacted with him tips the nod in his favor over someone famous or whatever.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 80
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
George Washington led us to freedom and then ensured we kept it by turning down the offer to be King. Read his inaugural address and his last public speech.
Ben Franklin Not only sponsored many of the founders, and won us critical support from France, and invented plenty of stuff being one of our first self made millionaires, but as a 70 year old dude would take the air on his balcony with 19 year old girls drinking beer. He's way better than Hef.
Mason, Adams, Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers who all put their lives and fortunes together and gave us our nation and constitution.
Abraham Lincoln who saved the nation and freed the slaves.
Roosevelt and Churchill who saved democracy from the darkest forces in history to that point.
Ghandi who led the way to civil change through civil disobedience
Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. who gave his all for the cause of bringing our democracy to all Americans and helping to win the Civl Rights War with Ghandis tactics. He took the hard road.
Ronald Reagan Brought us from the economic doldrums and defeated the USSR without having to fire a shot.
Marine Captain Brian Chontosh and SFC Paul R. Smith USA.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 69
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"
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My paternal grandfather for his integrity.
My wife for always, always stepping up to whatever life asks of her.
My son for conquering his own demons.
Colonel Daniel Morgan (a great++ uncle) and his 499 scars got from the redcoats.
Caleb Greenwood, mountain man
Wilbur and Orville Wright
Charles M. Schulz
Terry Anderson for his astonishing lack of bitterness over the seven years stolen from his life.
And on a lighter note:
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Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.