unsung hero (n) : one who created positive change in history by improving the lives of others, and has yet to be recognized for his or her actions

Why Unsung Heroes?

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23 Oct
Unsung Hero Lt. Colonel Tran Ngoc Hue

Lt. Colonel Tran Ngoc Hue

With the South Vietnamese Army, Tran Ngoc Hue aided the U.S. during the Vietnam War and saved countless American lives. More

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16 Jun
Guests explore the Unsung Heroes exhibits at the Lowell Milken Center on opening day.

A Milken Educator Explores the Hall of Unsung Heroes

Milken Educator Bill Smithyman shares his reactions from the grand opening in Fort Scott, Kansas. More
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Through our unique project-based learning approach, we collaborate with students, educators and parents to discover, develop and communicate Unsung Heroes stories.

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Discover the power to create positive change in the world through art. Our International Student Art Competition for students in grades 6-12 has a grand prize of $7,500 and other cash prizes.
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