~Robert G. Ingersoll
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.