The Olympic torch relay entered its second day today and this time it was Devon's turn in the spotlight.
Last night hundreds of people lined the Tamar Bridge as the torch was carried into the county from Cornwall ahead of an evening of celebrations at Plymouth Hoe.
Today communities stretching from Plymouth to Exeter came out to see dozens of unsung heroes have their moment to shine.
Among them was a Royal Marine who lost an arm and both legs when he stood on a landmine in Afghanistan who described carrying the Olympic Torch today as a "humbling experience".
Mark Ormrod is a triple amputee who was told he would never walk again after he was badly injured on Christmas Eve 2007 while serving with 40 Commando.
The former Royal Marine, from Plymstock, in Plymouth has defied doctors to become an inspiration for many people with his charity work.