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 represents the greatest among us so that future generations of 4-State families may better understand the true meaning of sacrifice for freedom's call.
FOX 14 General Manager Darren Dishman said "many of our heroes are citizen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who lived on the farms and cities of the 4-States, and left home and loved ones behind to serve our country. They are ordinary people who were inspired to defend our country in extraordinary ways. We have developed this living archive to honor their sacrifices and their courage. '4-State Heroes' allow all generations, young and old, to learn of the sacrifices area men and women have made for our freedom, heroes who should never be forgotten."
KOAM-TV President & General Manager Danny Thomas explained "once the nomination & photo are received the heroes are honored during one of the stations’ newscasts and are part of a website dedicated to our 4-State Heroes. In a perfect world we would like to have each and every serviceman & woman from our area honored on the website. The site can then be used as a database for all people to search, discover & remember our veterans."