We asked friends to contribute their American stories for you, and you’ll find them all as posts on the PNB Blog {View the American Stories here.} They come from kids in our School, members of our Company, and leaders in our community. People tell their own and those of others or members of their family. One tells the story of being from an indigenous tribe who lived on this land before it had a name; another tells of a blight in our history when a relative was forced to live in a Japanese internment camp. There are stories of discrimination, acceptance, citizenship, recognition of their marriage, and of earning the right to vote or to change gender. We all have stories that contribute to our community and our country. Telling and listening to each other’s stories helps to create a society of understanding and acceptance.