Is anyone alse tired of hearing this or think that this is an overused term nowadays? I think that hero should be someone who goes out of their way or performs an extraordinary task to help someone who canl't help themselves. I see teachers, LEO, military, firefighters, paramedics etc all called heroes. While they may perform a service that is valuable to society, so does a mortgage broker. How about sanitation? If the trash didn't get emptied for a week, NYC would look like Somalia. How about truck drivers that deliver food to wal-mart? Anyone of the "modern heroes" do what they do for money (like everyone else). Even the "high speed" military guys put their lives on the line because if affords them the opportunity to do REALLY cool stuff that lots of other people pay dearly for (freefall parachute training, SCUBA, firearms education and near unlimited use of civilian-restricted weapons). I APPRECIATE what these people do, but to me comparing them to a stranger that pulls someone from a burning car is a stretch.