Community Honors Red Cross Real Heroes 

Catherine Pegram

They’re ordinary people who step up in a time of need and become extraordinary. And today the local chapter of the Red Cross and community honored them. Six people in all were awarded this year’s Red Cross Real Hero awards during a breakfast at the Bangor Civic Center.They come from all over Maine and in the last year, they’ve put their own lives at risk for others. Like 12-year-old Brooke Staton of Bangor.She guided her two younger sisters of out their burning home, to safety. Red Cross Executive Director Shannon Cox says all of the heroes say they just did what anyone else would do. “They really just stepped forward and did something that was quite extraordinary. If you ask them, they don’t think that but we know it to be true and we think it’s a great thing to be able to spend the morning recognizing them for the things they’ve done.”The Maine Air National Guard was also given the “Extra Mile” Real Hero Award – which is handed out to an organization in the community. Starting next Monday, you’ll have a chance to catch the stories about all of this year’s Red Cross Real Heros. They’ll air throughout the week on TV5 News in the morning and TV5 News at 5.