Help us celebrate the ‘Unsung Heroes’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2001

Local heroes? We have them.

Just look at Brandon Berrey, a Troy State student so moved by the tragedies of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack that he poured his emotions into a painting that has gained national recognition.

Or Cornelius Griffin, the Brundidge native-turned-professional football player whose dedication to "giving back" prompted him to donate more than 150 Thanksgiving dinners to the elderly, the sick and the shut-ins living in his hometown this year.

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Or even dozens of quiet and dedicated individuals who take deliver meals to shut-ins, who spend their time volunteering with underprivileged children, or who provide moral and emotional support for victims of cancer. Our heroes loom large, even if they don’t always stand in the forefront of our lives.

That is why the Messenger salutes those heroes each year in our Profile edition. And, in February 2002 as we celebrate "Hometown Life," we will once again recognize and celebrate the heroes in our hometowns here in Pike County.

To nominate an individual, simply send us a letter telling us about your "hero." A short explanation of what makes him, or her, deserving of the Unsung Hero honor is all we ask. Please include your phone number, so we can contact you for additional information that we may need, and if possible a contact number for the individual you nominate. Letters may be sent to Messenger, 918 S. Brundidge St., Troy, AL, 36081, or via e-mail, The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2001.

We encourage you to tell us who your heroes are … large or small … and to let us honor and recognize them.  

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