CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Soul of America

Contents

Introduction

1. SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

A Time of Gifts Stephen Jay Gould

They Took a Vote Bill Holicky

Let Us Be United Kimi Beaven

Do Unto Others Judith Simon Prager

A Hero for Our Time Judith Simon Prager

A Firefighter’s Account of the World Trade Center Dennis Smith

Two Heroes for the Price of One Marsha Arons

FYI Randy Kennedy

What Can Be Said? Mike Daisey

Twin Saving at the Twin Towers Robin Gaby Fisher

More Than Chocolate Terri Crisp as told to Carol Kline

E-Mails from Manhattan Meredith Englander

Prayer Flags Marc Farre

New York Cabbies Marsha Arons

Anxiously Awaiting Rosemarie Kwolek

A Day in D.C. Maria Miller Gordon

Last Call Dave Timmons

The Vigil Jane Gross

A Picture and a Friendship Jim Dwyer

Memento Mary Sue Mooney

2. AMERICA RESPONDS

The Only Thing We Could Think Of Elizabeth M. Danehy

Playing for the Fighting 69th William Harvey

Reflections from the Pit Gordon MacDonald

Dear Mr. Cox Michael D’Antonio

Beep if You Love America Harriet May Savitz

The Face of America Susan Sloate

How the Children Help Ann Marguerite Swank

Answering His Country’s Call Karen A. Thomas

His Dream Came True Linda Robertson

The Unity of Strangers Lynn Barker

The Cops from Madison, Alabama Steven M. Gorelick, Ph.D.

Given the Choice Captain Aaron Espy

Taking Control Matthew E. Adams

Operation Teddy Bear Tina Warren

No Words Marsha Arons

Send Beauty Teri Goggin

The Crumpled Blue Ribbon Helice Bridges

BOWS Across America Lisa Duncan

3. THE WORLD RESPONDS

A Fishing Village Opens Its Heart to Surprise Guests Michael Ko

Smallest Gestures Deanna Cogdon

Dear Dad Megan M. Hallinan, ENS

Four Simple Words Arthur Bowler

Hope from Abroad Bob Welch

Did You See Me? Shelley Divnich Haggert

The American Flag Ellie Braun-Haley

An Ode to America Cornel Nistorescu

Tribute to the United States Gordon Sinclair

4. RENEWED PATRIOTISM

The Aftermath Michele Wallace Campanelli

I Am the Flag of the United States of America Howard Schnauber

Just Ask Permission Tom Adkins

Bring Us a Flag Jon Sternoff

Of Thee We Sing Jennifer Oliver

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag . . . from the Bottom of My Heart Jeannie S. Williams

I Am an American Danielle M. Giordano

5. UNITED WE STAND

One Cheryl Sawyer, Ed.D.

Chance Encounter Marsha Arons

The Ominous Sound: Racist Assumptions Bob Levey

Long-Distance Call Marsha Arons

Our American Family Ferida Wolff

6. REFLECTIONS

Vintage Voices Carol McAdoo Rehme

Time to Pray Kathy Ide

Putting Things into Perspective Charles Memminger

What I’ve Learned Victoria Walker

Can’t We Call Game? Molly Lynn Watt

Reflections from a New Father David Skidmore

The Mustard Seed Anne Carter

Ground Zero Patricia Lorenz

Make It Green Roger Ebert

7. WHERE NEXT?

Celebrate Life Caroline Broida Trapp

What Is It? Julie Jordon Scott

Something Special Pam Bumpus

Why Are You Waiting? Christina M. Abt

Standing in Solidarity Shirley Boyer

Neighbors Knowing Neighbors Harriet May Savitz

Is This Normal? Max Lucado

Act Two Steve Goodier

We Shall Go Forward Winston Churchill

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Matthew E. Adams?

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