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August 27, 2001:
"Robert E. Lee is my hero. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He was admired not only by the Confederate troops, but by the Union troops as well, including the man to whom he surrendered, General Grant."
Photo: Robert E., Mary, and Ulysses in front of an old building at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Read more in Report #7.

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August 20, 2001:
"My Dad. When people usually think of a person that they admire, it is typical to think of a person that is strong and an inspiration to them. I feel that you can admire and be inspired by a person even if they are no longer with you. The person that I admire the most is my father. He died when I was a baby, but I admire him for everything he was and everything he wanted me to be..." Read more.

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August 13, 2001:
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I started playing the piano at age 6, and I always heard stories about Mozart starting at age 3. The more I learned about Mozart, the more interesting his life became -- his childhood, his life as a musician, how he was treated, and the genius of his works. He's a great inspiration!" Read a book about Wolfgang.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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August 6, 2001:
"Ulysses S. Grant was a true hero in private as well as in public. He was our first civil rights President. He cared about the Indians and the freed slaves. The Treaty of Washington (1871) is mostly his work, though he's never gotten enough credit for it. It settled claims against Britain, and more important, it established neutrality and international arbitration to avoid war. This become the foundation for the World Court and League of Nations. My favorite Grant web site is the Ulysses S. Grant Network." - Nancy W. from Newark, Ohio
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Your Page: April 23, 2001.
Photo:
Ulysses S. Grant.

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July 30, 2001:
My Hero is MY Son! My son, as a young child, was dyslexic...The main thing he says he wants to accomplish is to help one child like he was helped. And he has found that child at the age of 23 and is helping this child. Now, That makes a Mama proud. To this child he is a hero (my son) in his eyes his mother has said. So I am grateful to God for Blessing Us with our Little Big Hero. -- Bernadette Basham. Read more.

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July 23, 2001:
"William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright of all time! He can do it all -- comedies, tragedies, historical plays. They are all great. When I first read (or was first supposed to read) a Shakespeare's play, it was very confusing. Then I began to study the great bard, and his plays came to life. I couldn't image my life without the richness of Shakespeare's words." Read a book about William Shakespeare.

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July 16, 2001:
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins are my heroes for successfully completing the Apollo 11 mission. The accomplishments of Armstrong and Aldrin are well known -- they were the first two people to walk on the moon. Collins, too, was a big part of the mission's success because he stayed in the Command Module and orbited the moon during the lunar landing. Without Collins there would be no Command Module pilot; without a Command Module pilot there would be no Command Module; and, of course, without a Command Module there would be no spacecraft for Armstrong and Aldrin to dock with after leaving the moon. The success of Apollo 11 is a result of the team work of all three of the Astronauts, and I think they did a great job. One day, I would like the U.S. to return to the moon, and I would like to be the Astronaut that goes. Read the Apollo 11 Press Conference held August 12, 1969, or Read a book about Astronauts.
Photo: The Crew of Apollo 11 -- from left to right is Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr.

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July 9, 2001:
"John Muir was a great person and cared about nature and the environment. I'm so thankful for his work in protecting places of great natural beauty, like Yosemite and Alaska. I'm also glad he started the Sierra Club to continue on his work." -- Bob. Read a book about John Muir.
Photo: John Muir

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July 2, 2001:
"Ben Franklin is my all-time favorite hero. He was THE Founding Father of the United States, no just a Founding Father. He was the older, wiser statesman during the Continental Congress, and the other delegates looked to him for advice and guidance. And he never took himself too seriously -- he could add humor to any situation." Read a book about Ben Franklin.

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June 25, 2001:
"Henry VIII is my hero. He gave England strength and stability after years of fighting in the War of the Roses, and he wanted a male heir to continue the stability of the English throne. In addition, Henry VIII helped England get out of the Middle Ages and brought the Renaissance to England and its people." Read a book about King Hal.
Photo: Henry VIII

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June 18, 2001:
"My hero is my grandmother. She is a kind, sweet, and gentle woman, and I love her very much. My favorite memory of growing up is spending the summers with my grandmother. We would go for walks in the woods, pick flowers in the meadows, and fish in the lake." -- Beth S. from Wisconsin

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June 11, 2001:
"My family is my hero. I love my mom, dad, brothers, and sisters. I come from a big family, and there is always someone around to help each other. We are never lonely because there is always someone to play a game with, go the movies with, go to the beach with, or just hang out. Also, my mom and dad take us to get ice cream on Saturdays!"

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June 4, 2001:
"Melanie Benn. Melanie lost her limbs to a horrible bacterial disease her first year of college. She was my student in second grade at Sundance Elementary in San Diego. She has since gone on to graduate from San Diego State University and is working on her master's degree at UCLA in social work. Melanie participated in the Paralympics in swimming and helped the USA win a silver medal. At 24 years old, Melanie has received the Eagle Spirit Award from Sharp Hospital. She is my hero, and her spirit grows in me." -- Meg Goffredo from Escondido, CA

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