The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a hero as, "one who shows great courage."

With that in mind, we would like to ask for your help honoring all of Killeen, Temple, Belton and Harker Heights' Hometown Heroes! A nominee will be drawn every 1st and 15th of the month and will receive dinner on us and Teleperformance via gift cards valued at $50, along with a special certificate of appreciation from their community.

Do you know a man or woman deployed with the armed forces who deserves to be honored for his or her service to our country? What about a local first responder who serves our community day after day? Now is your chance to shine the spotlight on those individuals who deserve it more than the rest.

Now that you have someone in mind the rest is simple. Just give us a name, and a few sentences about why you think this person deserves to be highlighted as one of your Hometown Heroes and we'll do the rest.