Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.
Will Allen - a former professional basketball player, he left his job at proctor & gamble to start the Growing Power farm and organization in Milwuakee. Growing fresh produce and fish using aquaponic methods, educating the public and feeding communities in need. Will Allen is regarded as an influential leader in urban agriculture.
Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, expedition 35. Using the power of social media, he is one of the most connected astronauts ever. Chris records music, tweets photos of surreal landscapes, and conducts video chats sessions with school groups all from space. He is sharing the life of an astronaut living out in space while inspiring the youth of our new generation. #Canadian
During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. Maggie Smith/ Professor McGonagal= True Griffindor. Absolutely inspiring.
Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".
1943 Pauline van Waasdijk with her Jewish ‘hidden’ baby Marijke whose real name is Ruth Ruth is rescued from the crèche opposite the Hollandsche Schouwburg by Pauline van Waasdijk and Hester van Lennep. The Germans keep all the children ready for deportation in the crèche. These two woman save about 80 children. After the war Ruth is taken to New York.