Opening Day - June 2nd, 2001
Sometimes we discover our heroes in simple places - a field, a barn, a home, a heart.
Growing up, Ann Allen found her own heroes as close as the family farm, in the life's labor of her Swedish grandfather and the brawny, stouthearted Belgian draft horses who helped work his land.
Instead of a saddle, Hero wears a traditional collar, complete with gleaming brass hames that await his traces for a day in the fields. Sturdy and amiable, with an equal mix of power, grace and the strength to serve others - that's what makes a true Hero.