Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 by Michael
I just came across this great quote from former Oregon Governor Tom McCall…
Heroes are not statues framed against a red sky; they are people who say: “this is my community and it’s my responsibility to make it better.”
Amen. And that’s why I love my job running Front Porch Forum… I get to witness dozens of heroes everyday gladly stepping up to that responsibility… organizing clean-ups, neighborhood watches and block parties… identifying problems and offering solutions… welcoming newcomers and helping neighbors in need… watch-dogging politicians and businesses… on and on.
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