Albert Jacka

Albert Jacka

The battles fought by the Australian Imperial Force at Gallipoli are widely regarded as the defining story of the mettle of the Australian military. On April 25, 1915, Australian soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula. By that...
Johaven Gonzales

Johaven Gonzales

  “I remember I could feel the car tilting, then we were going up and down, then we were just flying off.” This is how 8-year-old Johaven Gonzales described what it was like to be in a car plunging down a 150 foot embankment.  They had been driving on...
Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett

For many years Elizabeth Barrett took in homeless and orphaned children to live in her house on Harrington Street in Cape Town, South Africa.  She clothed them and put them through school.  Early one morning shortly before Christmas 2013 she was cooking breakfast when...
‘Get on my back. I’ll carry you’

‘Get on my back. I’ll carry you’

Sitting at the conference table for her morning meeting, Lt. Col. Marilyn Wills suddenly found herself being thrown across the room to the floor. “I was sitting there complaining to myself that, ‘This meeting sure is long,’ ” she later said....
Police Officer Ramon Suarez

Police Officer Ramon Suarez

Known throughout his community as a mentor and leader, Ramon Suarez volunteered as a track coach at St. Matthias Middle School, where his daughter, nine-year-old Jillian Suarez was a student. Officer Suarez and his partner were stationed at the Delancey Street F-train...