There are a lot of heroes in New York and thank heavens some of them are being recognized and honoured.
In this case it is Transit workers being honoured, those who help, rescue and look after passengers way beyond the ordinary, like saving their lives and rescuing them from muggers.
The Hometown Heroes in Transit Awards are a joint project between the NYDaily News, the MTA and the TWU Local 100.
Each year they call for nominations and then hold an awards ceremony in November, give publicity to brave transit workers and also a monetary award. Nominations close this year on September 28.
Go to Hometown Heroes In Transit Awards and see how to nominate people who you know deserve an award.
It is such a privilege to be able to thank people who selflessly give of themselves in terrible situations.
So thank you from all of us who you help to keep safe and if you know someone who deserves to be nominated make sure you put their name up. LIKE the quiet heroism of New Yorkers.