12/24/2012 09:01 am ET Updated Feb 23, 2013

The Most Remarkable Heroes of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook, the past few months and 2012 as a whole have been trying times for our country and global community. But with the bad, comes good.

The wonderful upside to experiencing hardships, is the opportunity for ordinary people to display extraordinary power.

Check out some of the amazing heroes of 2012:

Do you know an inspirational everyday hero? Go to and tell us about it!