Heroes are all around us.
They have names like Clint and Paul and Jake and Todd and Harvey and Sue and Mary.
We can't bring back those brave men and women who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 but we can honor those around us who sacrifice so much to serve us.
My first close encounter with a hero came when I was very young, shortly after I was born really.
My first hero was Glen Zellers Jr.
“Junie,” as his mother called him, was my cousin. He was about 20 years my senior and his children were close to my age.
I remember marveling as he let his children swing from one of his upraised, muscled arms like it was a jungle gym.