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Heroes deserve recognition

Children’s television icon Fred Rogers, or Mr. Rogers to most, quoted his mother by saying, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

This couldn’t be more true in Lawrence County. There are always people going above and beyond the call of duty to help people in need.

Police officers, firefighters, doctors and others who wear a uniform or badge work to keep citizens safe or healthy, often times with little credit.

The same goes for those we like to call our unsung heroes.

You probably know one, although they likely don’t wear a uniform or even get paid for all that they do.

They could be your neighbor, your pastor, your friend or even a complete stranger.

Although they are not seeking out attention or praise for their good deeds, we want those good deeds acknowledged.

There is still time to submit nominations for The Tribune’s Unsung Heroes, which will be featured in our annual Profile section that will be published Feb. 23.

All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 5, by filling out the form that has been published in the newspaper or simply emailing a short write-up explaining why this individual is your Unsung Hero.

Please include your name, address and phone number with your nomination for verification purposes. You can nominate as many people as you like and this can be done anonymously if you so choose.

Help us recognize the many people who are so generous with their time and talents without asking for anything in return.