Posts Tagged ‘honor’

Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Honors 26 with Award

July 2, 2008

A disabled construction worker who rescued a 12-year-old from an attacking cougar and a pair of passers-by who saved an elderly woman from being run down by a train are among 26 people awarded Carnegie medals on Wednesday for their heroic acts.

The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded the medals to a diverse group of Americans and Canadians, retelling the stories of courage that came to their attention from newspaper articles, tips or through its Web site.

Some of those honored as heroes died while trying to rescue people in danger. Others were injured in their attempts. Some saw the person they were trying to save die, despite their efforts. (more…)

MLB honors Negro Leaguers in Draft

June 30, 2008

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Clubs selected former ballplayers to represent historic legacy. Bobo Henderson realized the significance of the day.

“It’s just like being born again,” Henderson said on Thursday as he sat waiting for what had been decades in coming.

Finally, Henderson, a shortstop and outfielder with the Kansas City Monarchs, and 29 others from Negro Leagues’ yesteryears were welcomed into the family of Major League Baseball.

It was a day Henderson won’t forget.

Nor will the people behind the idea.

“I’ve often said Jackie Robinson coming to the big leagues was baseball proudest moment,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “Therefore, the recognition of all these people who played a role in that day, should have been recognized and, in many cases, should have been playing in Major League Baseball, I’m proud of that.” (more…)