These days it seems anyone who's been in the army is a hero. every fireman is a hero, all coppers are heroes, and so on . . .. When you overuse anything it becomes devalued. If only the word was saved for when it was really deserved, like yesterday, on the bridge. When most people ran away from the terrorist to save themselves, some members of the public went towards him, disarmed him and without a doubt saved lives. They showed outstanding bravery, far and above what would be expected from any decent citizen - they were true heroes.