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The Faces of Everyday Heroes: Wally Hesseltine and Sarah Brown

The Faces Of Everyday Heroes

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It’s simple really; a hero is no more complex than a man or women willing to put a flag in the ground to measure the distance between who they are today and who they would want to be tomorrow.  They give everything to make that happen and at the end of the day they are willing to measure their lives by how they did.

The Faces of Everyday Heroes:  Wally Hesseltine and Sarah Brown

I think Teddy Roosevelt said it best in the excerpt from The Man In The Arena

The Man In The Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 – Theodore Roosevelt

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12 Comments

  1. I was at a meeting that ended at 9 PM. I met a fist time visitor who took the bus then walked a mile to the meeting.
    Now she was planning to walk back on a small street with no sidewalk and few lights. I said, “No.” This surprised her, but would not let her walk at night. We left about ten minutes early so I could get her to the bus stop safely.

  2. Wow… They give everything to make that happen! Everyday Heroes, Indeed!

  3. Beautiful everyday heroes! Failing when we try will make us stronger.

  4. Yes, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. We need more heroes in this lifetime.
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  5. Very inspirational. Winning isn’t everything. It is about being in the moment, be it a competition or something we’re doing for leisure, and looking out for others. Inspiring quote by Roosevelt. This quote inspired dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling to write one of her songs on her third album – such a great quote.

  6. So nice to read about these kinds of people especially in today’s world..

  7. The news should be about this kind of love in the world.

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