National Heroes Day

Personal Heroes



My Mother is My Hero. She was married to my father for 25 years. He served in the Navy and she got a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Navy. She has earned grateful appreciation for her unselfish, faithful and devoted service during her husband's naval career, Her unfailing support and understanding helped to make possible her husband's lasting contribution to the nation. She was given this Jan 31, 1984. My mom is dying from brain cancer and lung. She always took care of everyone; she worked late; she worked hard and gave when and how she could. A lot of women and men are not noticed for the greatness -- others give to others because of their hearts. I have more love for her than anyone I know, and she deserves this: Without her, I will be lost, but within she made me the strongest women I know. It takes a lot of grace, heart, and soul to do the things she did for so many, and I just hope that she will watch over us, and say look what my children have done. Because she never asked for help. She did whatever she had to do for us kids. She worked so hard to get me my Little Pony's in the 80"s. And then saving for the babies but she let me get them if only I would have kept them now. I hope that this will show much how grateful I am to our people, those who did it way before us. I wouldn't change her being my Mother for anything. We all should be heroes, it would make a wonderful world to give love without expecting anything in return, follow your heart, and listen to your gut. It's about love peace, and respect of others.

Katlynn Kirkwood (CO)


I grew up in a large family, and I'm used to plenty of personalities around me and knowing what everyone's likes and dislikes are. There is one person in particular who is my oldest brother. His name is Auguy. He is my hero more ways then I can ever describe. He is always there for me lifting me up. He knows me more than I think I know myself. He first saved my life by bringing Christ into my life and helping me and my friends know who God is and what He is all about. He has been there for me through thick and thin. Never once have I felt judged by him, despite the mistakes I've made in my past. He is always there to talk to, lend out a helping hand. But, most importantly he is always there praying for me and my family. He has taught me that Love has no limit and you always give your all for those that you love and to never expect anything in return. He is the best person I know in my life and I would love to be half the person he is not only spiritually with Christ but a person that is full of love.

Andrea Lubaga


Samuel Antonio Espanio, my son of 18, had to step up and be the man of the house when I left his father in 2010. Sam wanted to work and quit school so we could have our place to live. He was only in 7th grade, and wanted to have responsibility of man. I told him that would never happen because he has to finish school. Sam stayed strong for me, and not once did he show hate, anger or depression as any teenager his age would when their parents separate. As a matter of fact, if you get to know him he is the life of a party. Never a dull moment. Sam graduated high school this year, 2017. Now he is looking for a job day and night to help me so that I don't have to work six days a week and can cut down on overtime. He said, "Mom you're never going to find a man if you keep working like a crazy lady." I can go on and on about my son but his love for his mom is beyond everything even when had fail him and his sister.

Claudia Espanio (CA)


My hero is Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. He was 41 years old. He has been my hero since I was 13 years old because that was the age I started listening to Linkin Park. The reason why I was listening to Linkin Park was that I have been bullied in school and my parents treated me very badly. But now you may ask yourself, how did Chester prevent my suicide? The answer is simple: His voice gave me power. I can't describe the feeling I had when I came home, laid in my bed and started my iPod. When I heard the music of Linkin Park, I forgot about all the problems I had. And, I think if I wouldn't have had Linkin Park, I would have probably killed myself. The pain was unbelievable. It's very hard for me that Chester Bennington killed himself. But I can understand him. It is very hard to live on this planet, with all those criminals. I just wrote this to thank him. May he rest in peace. #RIPChesterBennington

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