4 State Heroes is our tribute to the men and women in our community who have loyally served in the Armed Forces of The United States of America. Most of them are citizen soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. Men and women from the farm, the city, from the classrooms of our schools and college campuses. Men and women not dedicated to the profession of arms, not skilled in the art of war, just ordinary people like our own sons and daughters. Just soldiers inspired by the sublime cause to defend their country. It is only fitting that this living archive represent the greatest among us so that future generations of 4-State families may better understand the true meaning of sacrifice for freedom's call.