The end of the year is a time for reflection. This is the moment when we contemplate what has come before, what is happening now, and what might happen next. It is when we celebrate the character and achievements of the best among us—the men who embody merit and grit and guile. Here you will find the Free Beacon’s choices for men of the year. These are the individuals who in our eyes have left an indelible imprint on the sands of time. New faces will be unveiled every day between now and January 2. Happy holidays—and have a happy (and manly!) New Year.