What does it mean to be a hero?
Oxford defines a hero as someone who is “admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”
Every hometown has its heroes. The unseen caregiver who is called to serve. An unlikely achiever who tackles obstacles with a can-do spirit. Perhaps it's the unsung champion who runs the race but doesn't collect a trophy. Or maybe it's an unsuspecting servant-leader who is called to sacrifice.
Heroes are advocates, torch-bearers, protectors, and defenders.