It seems to me that "Hero's" have kind of went out of style here in the 21st Century. It's like we almost NEED to tear down today the people who inspired us yesterday. Heck, they've even made Batman and Superman killers! (That's just not right imho) Hero's are men and women just like all of us with an extra "something" the transcends the norm, makes us better for their example. Very few of our moral and ethical leaders have made it unscathed but there are some. Who has inspired YOU? Who has been an example to you of how you aspire to be? Of course, most of us put one or both of our Parents in this category and possibly our siblings but that's not who I'm looking for. Who has made you a better person by their example? My main Hero is Humphrey Bogart. Surprised? You shouldn't be as he was much more than an accomplished actor. Growing up watching his movies on late night T.V. I was struck by how different he was. Most, if not all of the leading men were tall , blonde manly men who always saved the day and got the girl. But Bogie was different. He was about MY size, 5'8" 150 lbs, he wasn't "handsome" by ordinary standards and in his early movies at least, he rarely got the girl or saved the day. Yes, the roles he played had an impact on me but they were just roles. What made him into a genuine Hero was his personal life. He was friends with Jew's and Blacks and did not care who knew it. Unheard of back then. But his main claim to my admiration was how he stood up to McCarthyism and the H.U.A.C. Here was a man who put his career , his reputation and his livelihood on the line for what he thought was right. He did the right thing when very few others would. After his and his wife's testimony others found the courage to do so and helped put an end a very shameful period in my Nations history. (He was married to Lauren Bacall, when he DID "get the girl" he did it RIGHT ) I urge anyone who likes stories of men and women of Honor to see for themselves how some of us can go beyond what "is" to "what is right". O.K. There's mine. Anyone else have a Hero?