A true hero isn’t attracted to glory.
But anyone who’s been on the receiving end of a heroic act knows that their humility is no excuse to neglect our gratitude.
That’s why we’re big fans of the annual Missoulian “Hometown Heroes” edition. It not only gives us an outlet to publicly express thanks to the heroes in our lives, but we also learn quite a bit about the measure of the men and women whom we (sometimes unknowingly) work and play alongside each and every day.
Sometimes a hero puts his or her safety on the line to help save lives. Sometimes they’re just community visionaries who help solve problems previously deemed unsolvable. Sometimes a hero is simply that family member, friend or neighbor who says and does just the right thing to add a little light to the darkness.
Volunteers, coaches, nurses, teachers – our Hometown Heroes are those unsung people who make Missoula a better place to live, work and play. It’s important we take the time to honor them, and we thank the Missoulian for giving us a great outlet to do so.
If you have a Hometown Hero you’d like to be recognized, nominate him or her HERE.