Who is my American hero? Well, he's not famous like Martin Luther King, Jr., nor is he a president like George Washington. Most people don't think he's special, but I think he's special because he helps me through life and teaches me about responsibility. He's my dad; I love and respect him. He doesn't yell at me and never hits me. He's there for me when no one else is and comforts me when I'm sad. He puts food on the table and keeps a roof over my head. I learned everything I know with the help of my dad and that's why he's my American hero.

He isn't a super hero like Superman and he's not a super villain like Lex Luther, either. He doesn't have any super powers nor can he fly, but he's a super hero to me because when I get into trouble he works things out and he makes sure no one hurts me or brings my self-confidence down.

He loves me with all his heart and would do anything to give me a better life.

A few days ago my dad had a fight with my brother Josh because of all the things he says about my family and me. He did what he had to, to make sure that I wasn't taken advantage of. My dad may be my hero, but sometimes I need to help him with problems as well. I had to beat Josh off of him, so they didn't kill each other.

A hero is someone who helps people when they don't understand things that are hard for them to learn. In this way he helped me achieve many of my goals in life and academically. I had moved from one place to another for many years. I...