“Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.”
Stanley Kunitz quotes
and applaud when they go by.”
Will Rogers (another hero) quotes
(American entertainer, famous for his pithy
and homespun humour, 18791935)
the beginning of a list
I chose the heroes, Wikipedia provided the documentation.

Margaret Mead-(A great woman with a wondrous mind) American cultural anthropologist

Amelia Earhardtnoted American aviation pioneer and women’s rights advocate.

John Forbes Nash(a national treasure. Mathematical theories that has great social implications.)American mathematician who works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations, serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University. He shared the 1994 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (also called the Nobel Prize in Economics) with two other game theorists, Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.

Stephen Ambrose-(great research author) American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin.

Mother Theresa-(charity embodied) Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. For over forty years, she ministered to the needs of the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt– (woman with great power that used it kindly and correctly) American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent role as an advocate for civil rights.

George Washington Carver-(a childhood hero) American botanical researcher and agronomy educator who worked in agricultural extension at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, teaching former slaves farming techniques for self-sufficiency.

To bring education to farmers, Carver designed a mobile school. It was called a Jesup Wagon after the New York financier, Morris Ketchum Jesup, who provided funding. [2] In 1921, Carver spoke in favor of a peanut tariff before the House Ways and Means Committee. Given racial discrimination of the time, it was unusual for an African-American to be called as an expert. Carver’s well-received testimony earned him national attention, and he became an unofficial spokesman for the peanut industry. Carver wrote 44 practical agricultural bulletins for farmers

John Fitzgerald Kennedy-(intellect, inspiration for a generation) President of the United States. In 1960 he became the youngest person ever to be elected as President of the United States, and the second youngest, after Theodore Roosevelt, to serve. Kennedy served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the American Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War took place during his presidency.

More to come!


*words in italics are mine


3 thoughts on “Heroes

  1. I went to sleep last night thinking about those famous people I have always admired. Your list is impressive, and I read each entry and nodded my agreement. I never was a George H. W. Bush fan, but I did love the way he honored the ordinary hero with his Thousand Points of Light awards. There are many heroes among us, are there not? A brand new one could emerge and become known to us tomorrow!! Some heroes stand out over and over. Some selflessly provide exactly what another needs — maybe only once. That said, you are teetering between friend and hero, Miss Barbara. Norah

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