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.