On the darkest day in America’s recent history, Ann Froman felt compelled to create the masterpiece known today as “ Heroes ”. The memorial would combine two strong messages: the acknowledgement of this unthinkable tragedy, and the ability to rise above it and look to the future. Yet due to an accident that partially blinded her for over 3 years, her vision for this tribute could not be immediately realized. Thanks to her eye doctors, whom she considers everyday heroes, Froman was finally able to create the memorial of her dreams. Froman believes there are heroes all around us, not just firefighters and policemen, but teachers and mothers, and the Good Samaritan on the street; these are everyday heroes. It is her hope that these depictions of unity and courage will help to inspire the next generation of heroes.