One of our nation’s heroes will be helping to honor local community members that have made a difference.
18 local residents will be honored tomorrow for their heroic acts at the Red Cross’ 10th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast.
The keynote speaker will be William Reynolds the Third, a West Point graduate who served with the U.S Army in the 10th Mountain Division.
While deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Reynolds was seriously injured by an Improvised Explosive Devise during combat causing his left leg to be amputated.
That hasn’t slowed him down as he has since competed in the Warrior Games and was captain of the United States team in the Invictus Games.
Reynolds says he wants to send the message that anyone can be a hero. “A hero is not a deity, not something that can’t be reached. It’s something that all of us have within us. Like I was saying before just the right education and the right ability to be able to react can make anybody in any scenario a hero.”
The Real Heroes will be recognized across 12 categories including, good Samaritan, fire rescue, lifeline, and education.
The breakfast will be at the DoubleTree Hotel beginning at 7:30.