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December, 2001:
My brother Raymond Nalpant. He is a New York City Police Officer, who was hurt 1 1/2 years ago while on duty. He had to retire early. However, he was in New York City 2 hours after our Sept. 11th tragedy. He walked across the 59th Street Bridge, went directly to Cornell Hospital to volunteer (he's going to school to become a nurse), and was then volunteering at ground zero for 3 weeks. He lost many good friends and did what ever he could to help the city in thoses tragic weeks. He actually doesn't think he's a hero. He says he's just doing his job to help man-womankind. But you know what....He truly is my hero!!

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November 26, 2001:
"Rosa Parks. She took a stand by staying seated. She was an ordinary woman who in just a moment did an extraordinary thing!"
Did you know Rosa Parks boarded a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955? She did not give up her seat to a white male, even though the law stated she must do so. Parks was arrested and found guilty. This led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted 381 days. One of the leaders of the boycott was Martin Luther King, Jr. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on public buses was illegal. On December 21, the bus boycott in Montgomery ended. Read about Rosa Parks.
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Rosa Parks

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November 19, 2001:
My Grandma is my hero. I love her very much. Every Thanksgiving she invites my whole family -- and I come from a big family -- to her house for a festive Thanksgiving dinner. She makes turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy, beans, yams, asparagus, cheese, rolls, and a delicious home-baked pumpkin pie. It's so fun to get together at least once a year with my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, nieces, and nephews.

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November 12, 2001:
My brothers and sisters are my heroes. I grew up in a very big family, and I enjoyed the friendships of all my brothers and sisters. They really made it fun to be a kid, and even more fun to be an adult. And I get to be an auntie to so many great nieces and nephews. -- Thanks, Barbara

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November 5, 2001:
George Washington is my hero because he was the first President. Although he wanted to live a private life at his home at Mount Vernon, he served his country well when he was needed. He was the General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, he was the President of Constitutional Convention, and he was the first President of the United States. He was a great man and my hero! -- Peg from Virginia. Read a book about George Washington.
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George Washington

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October 29, 2001:
ALL Americans. All Americans are my heroes. In this time of horrible tragedy, we have proven UNITED WE STAND TOGETHER AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD.

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October 22, 2001:
The Men and Women who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. In doing their jobs they willingly risked their own lives to try to save others, again and again, with little rest, and, now, with little hope. A nation admires you, honors you, and prays for you. Please know that all our thoughts are with you and the victims you are valiantly trying to save. God Bless. -- Wendy Handshaw Power (LI/NY)

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October 15, 2001:
Thomas Edison is my hero. I like him because he was very inquisitive as a young boy, and he continued to ask questions throughout his life. In fact, one of Edison's teachers told him that he asked too many questions. Luckily, that comment did not stop Edison from questioning the world around him. I also ask a lot of questions. And if anybody ever tells me I ask too many questions, I'll take that as a compliment. Read more about the times in which Alva lived.
Photo: Young Thomas Alva Edison.

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October 8, 2001:
"Christopher Columbus is my hero because he was an explorer. He had lots of adventures and discovered new things. When I grow up I want to be an explorer too. I enjoy going outside and playing in the trees, bushes, dirt, and sand. When I get a boat, I want to also explore the water, just like Christopher Columbus." -- Jill from Connecticut

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October 1, 2001:
"Alan Shepard. He was the first U.S. astronaut in space. His spacecraft -- Freedom 7 -- was fit for only one man so Shepard took this historic flight all by himself. That's pretty interesting." -- Bailey from Florida
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Alan Shepard

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September 24, 2001:
"My brothers and sisters are my heroes. I grew up in a very big family, and I enjoyed the friendships of all my brothers and sisters. They really made it fun to be a kid, and even more fun to be an adult. And I get to be an auntie to so many great nieces and nephews." -- Thanks, Barbara

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September 10, 2001:
"My daughter's teacher. She is a thoughtful person who always puts the best interest of her students first."

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September 3, 2001:
"Brian Thomas Littrell...It all began approximately four years ago when the strength, faith, and reassurance that had been washed away from my existence re-entered my life through the uplifting voice of a young man. Not only was his angelic voice enough to lift me from my sorrow, but the numerous tests of faith this man has endured guided my heart down a path of healing. Brian Thomas Littrell is a man of his word and a true hero in my eyes..." Written by Katie E. Green. Read more.

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