Children's Letters from Ground Zero

After the World Trade Center Towers fell in New York City on September 11, 2001, a small chapel across the street from Ground Zero became a place where rescue workers and others could rest and talk with one another. Lining the pews and walls of St. Paul's Chapel were thousands of letters from children from all parts of the United States thanking the workers and urging them on.

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is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities at Harvard Medical School. He's the author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning series Children of Crisis and The Moral Intelligence of Children and The Spiritual Intelligence of Children