Everyone needs at least a hero or two as we travel through life. Whether they're up close or remote, true heroes have the capacity to inspire, and to move us in directions that once may have seemed unimaginable. The nineteenth-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle once wrote, "Hero-worship is the deepest root of all; the tap-root, from which in a great degree all the rest were nourished and grown." Dominique Velociter shares her more contemporary insights about the meaning of heroes in our lives.
Dominique Velociter immigrated to the United States from Paris in 1985. She founded the French-American School of Rhode Island in 1994 in her home with her daughters among its first students. In 2012 Velociter was awarded the French Legion of Honor.