Many of the schools around Atlanta have the word "character" on their signs outside. Merriam-Webster defines character as having "moral excellence and firmness"; Dictionary.com adds "ethical quality."
Character is especially noticeable in those who serve, from the CNN Hero featured in Wednesday's show to the men and women who've served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
So as Memorial Day approaches, we'd like you to tell us how you'd define character. And be sure to keep watching to see if your comments are featured on CNN Student News!
Carl Azuz, Anchor