Let's thank, recognize and celebrate our local hometown heroes. We are blessed to have so many people in the Lawton, Fort Sill area that are going above and beyond during this crisis. For the most part people are doing what they can where they can to help their fellow man. Oklahoma's are a special breed, especially our fellow Lawtonians who have to be some of the friendliest , helpful and neighborly people you'll ever meet.

Not all heroes wear capes. Again and again tales of heroic deeds are being told by those who have been helped. These heroes are anything but everyday or ordinary. We are talking about our front line healthcare workers, doctors, nurses and all medical staff. Really anyone who works in the health care profession from the hospital president to the janitor. All of our EMTs, police, firefighters and sheriff's department. All essential workers who are putting themselves at risk so we can get gas, groceries or a hot meal.


A funny fat man in a superhero costume.
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There are all kinds of heroes. Some defined by their profession and others defined by their actions. We want to recognize them all and spread the word about their good works in the hopes that it will inspire others and make heroes of us all. If you've been helped by someone, or have a person who's been a hero to you during this crisis let us know about it. Tell us who they are and what heroic acts they performed. It can be as simple as a friend or neighbor who's been there for you. A doctor or nurse caring for you or a family member. Maybe a clerk or attendant that lent a hand when needed or helped you with an order. If you've had an emergency that included police, fire or rescue. Nothing is too big or too small. If it made an impact they are a hero.

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