You might not have heard of these less celebrated Black History Month heroes, but their lives of faith and service are worthy of recognition.
On Christmas Eve, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew got to address the world via the most-watched television broadcast at the time. They read Genesis.
Amidst the devastation and tragedy, heroes have emerged. Here are nine people whose bravery I’m thankful for.
A K-9 took down an alleged kidnapper who tried to flee the scene after seizing a 6-month-old baby in Pasco County, Florida on Monday.
According to his roommate, the guards beat Grace Jo’s father every night until he passed out, and his face was covered with blood. He died as a result of the torture and malnutrition.
Rodney Smith is on a mission to mow lawns for veterans, elderly individuals, single moms, and those who are handicapped in all 50 states.
Officer Jeremie Nix was off work at the end of his shift when he came upon a scene that would terrify any parent. His quick thinking saved little Kingston’s life.
Twenty-nine-year-old James Shaw Jr. was at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning when a gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket entered the restaurant and opened fire.
‘He died a gentleman holding the door for other students’
‘It stuns me that a member of congress would’ve listened in on that conversation. . . I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or a women to die on the battlefield — I just thought that that might be sacred.’
‘Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!’
The House majority whip was seriously injured in a June 14 attack on a group of Republicans by James Hodgkinson, an Illinois man who opened fire after asking fellow congressmen their party identification.
‘I’m the secretary of defense. We defend the country.’
A brave church usher stopped a deadly gunman after he shot and killed a woman and began indiscriminately firing at people inside the church, police say.
In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush delivered arguably the greatest speech of his presidency at Ground Zero.
In Houston, Watt has always been a picture of martial spirit, resilience, and protecting his community. It’s no surprise when he asked for help to do just those things in the wake of Harvey, America answered.
‘I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat. And can you believe that one of the managers of Chick-fil-A, she sent her husband to pick us up and we are so grateful.’
Jeremiah’s son can look upon his father and see gratitude, humility, and strength; not the grievance and victimhood that is celebrated in our political life today.
After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas hard over the weekend, rescue efforts are underway to bring survivors to safety amid rising floodwaters.
A Texas dad built a $51 million water park for his daughter Morgan, who has special needs, so she could have fun with other children.
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