We honor animals who have saved lives and soothed spirits, and the people who have devoted their lives to helping animals.
Entrepreneurs who have successfully created businesses with regard for the needs of the community.
Conservationists and activists who have dedicated their lives to preserving the environment for future generations.
Lifeguards, firemen, neighbors and strangers who have gone out of their way to save a life.
Characters in books and movies who have charged our imaginations with their acts of heroism.
These heroes use language to change the way we look at the world and help us to connect with one another.
Astronomers, chemists, physicists, and doctors who have advanced our understanding of how the world works.
Young people who did not let their age deter them from their commitment to help make a difference.