Chicken soup for the soul of America : stories to heal the by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Matthew E. Adams

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By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Matthew E. Adams

Such a lot American heroes aren & rsquo;t in our heritage books, nor have they got monuments erected of their honor. Their names aren & rsquo;t within the headline information or memorialized in tune. the genuine hero is just a person who makes a distinction & mdash;large or small & mdash;in the lives of others. They conflict disorder, crime, poverty, and human rights violations. They freshen up environments, mentor missed youngsters, and Read more...

summary: such a lot American heroes aren & rsquo;t in our background books, nor have they got monuments erected of their honor. Their names aren & rsquo;t within the headline information or memorialized in track. the real hero is just anyone who makes a distinction & mdash;large or small & mdash;in the lives of others. They conflict disorder, crime, poverty, and human rights violations. They freshen up environments, mentor missed little ones, and really care approximately others. most significantly, an individual could be a hero within the eyes of one other. In poultry Soup for the Soul of the United States, daily heroes are celebrated. Heroes have continuously been in our midst, however the terrorist assaults on American soil have published many extra heroes who've given their lives, love, time, and power to these in nice want. within the aftermath of the September eleven, 2001 occasions, americans have came upon braveness and proposal from such a lot of heroes, and this ebook will pay tribute to all of them, in addition to those that look on a daily basis in our lives. At a time whilst such a lot of are in soreness, those certain tales will contact readers with love and knowledge, the cornerstones of the yankee humans and the hallmark of the well-loved poultry Soup sequence

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Drawn to battle. Drawn to serve. X-ray vision at the ready. I visited Ladder 3, his company that had been devastated by the loss of twelve of their twenty-five brothers, and asked about Patrick. Lieutenant Steve Browne told me that, before he met Patrick, he had been a little worried about the new captain because he was such a legend. Surely he could be full of himself and difficult. And then Patrick walked in. “And he was so . . modest,” Browne said. “He was just too good to be true. He always stood up for his men, no matter who he had to stand up to.

I have never seen anything like it. It is very difficult to breathe, even with your mouth covered—the ash blows down the streets and burns your eyes. It feels like the world has ended. When the screaming started and the crowds began to run after the second plane struck, it was a horror film running in overdrive, jumping frames and cutting in and out. Time got lost—I don’t know how long this went on. I have a cut on my leg. I ended up in a Wendy’s where a huge number of us took refuge. I don’t know where the workers were—I helped get water for people.

They finally made it to the pier near Wall Street where thousands of usually steely New Yorkers were quite animated as they pushed to board boats for New Jersey. Although Newman had only been across the Hudson River a couple times in his life, he wasn’t about to abandon the needy stranger he had taken under his wing. The hobbling man and his newfound guide were the last two people to board the ferry leaving for Jersey City. As the ferry pulled away, the South Tower collapsed. “It was like a volcano,” Newman remembered.

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