Now in the 21st Century, it is about time we reflected on those that came before us, those who structured the last century of the world's history. Within the virtual boundaries of this web site, are a number of stories about the lives of many outstanding people from around the globe.These people have achieved in a range of fields. We now challenge you to follow their lead, and make your mark on the next hundred years.
Many people have done great things in the last hundred years, making selection for a site such as this very difficult. We took this challenge on thinking that the definition of a hero was clean cut; but we soon found the meaning of the term hero to be quite a grey area. Centuries had lapsed since our heroes were clearly cut out from the rest of the world's community. We had to redefine the term. This turned out to be one of the hardest parts of the task.
Guidelines for our selection criteria were designed to envelop everyone from the late 1900's right up to 2000, but this is the only characteristic of a hero that we could all agree on. It soon became clear that each of us had our own idea of what a hero is. Once you join us in adding your ideas, the concept will expand even more.
Heroism in Action Welcomes You
starry nights their shadow are cast,
were the heroes from yesterday,
the approaching dawn sheds new light,
aspire to greatness and leave their mark,
from torture, slavery, and oppression,
applaud their achievements, talent and what they do,