Americans have an obligation as well as a need to remember and recognize heroes, the often anonymous and unknown people we may pass in the street every day, as well as the justly famous and celebrated, who make our lives and many others better by living their own selflessly and well. They are our salvation, role models and neighbors, and they teach us the lesson that all is never lost, and hope is always thriving, as long as there are good and courageous people who will do the right thing, no matter what the cost, when fate turns to them.
The Ethics Alarms Heroes Hall of Honor is made up of the names of those this website has designated an Ethics Hero Emeritus. Every member of the Hall is now deceased, each life here teaches how human beings can rise above the vicissitudes of mere survival, self-interest, personal benefits and the base desires of the species to live meaningful and virtuous lives. Some accomplished this over decades, some with one brilliant and transforming act of distinction.
There are currently 34 members enshrined in this virtual Hall. Obviously, it is far from complete. They are just symbolic representatives, worthy ones, of millions more who once breathed the same air we do today. Each one of us, I believe, is capable of emulating their example.
Here are the thirty-two members and their stories, as of this date,
September 11, 2013...