Being a hero is a thankless task. Often, heroes go unrecognized — or even misunderstood and reviled. Some heroes refuse any thanks or reward. But there's somthing satisfying about seeing someone's good deeds get acknowledged. What's your favorite moment where someone actually gets some recognition?

Please include a picture or clip (or book cover) for your chosen hero. And please mention the hero's name, where he or she appears, and what the richly deserved reward was. Thanks!


Top image: The Medal Ceremony from Star Wars. No medals for Wookiees!