I respect your thoughts K P. I have a great interest to any points of view, really. I don't understand your worries, but I try with a great respect.
I am sure we all know about Nicolaus Copernicus and William Tyndale and many others. And let's think about them. This sacrifice was worth it. This is not my idea. They thought like that. Or they wouldn't try to do anything. Their work deserve to be remembered. Specially, by those people who live in their homeland. I know there were many people we don't know even names. And what? Let's forget about all? For example, here guys mentioned scientists, I didn't even know. But I am glad they value their work.
It's better then to know all names of actors from Hollywood. :/