Overwhelming Sadness Followed By Pride

Ever have one of those deep in thought days? I’ve felt a blanket of sadness all around me today. I’m sure I know what the cause of it is…it’s 9/11. I know most everyone was in the hustle and bustle of their day, carrying on with life when the news of the attack upon our country hit our televisions and radios, computer and phones. Even though whatever we were doing may have been different, I’m pretty sure our feelings regarding all of it were the same. Shock. Disbelief. Anger. Hurt. Loss. Pain. Sickness. Terror. Then, I’m sure it became pride. Pride in the heroes – from the ones who died in the planes, in the twin towers, in firefighters, in police officers, in our military, in an average citizen who risked his/her own life to save another, in health care – both mental and physical, in the families/friends who lost a loved one, and most of all pride in this country. We stood together as we had in no other time that I can recall in my life. No matter what area of this United States of America we were from, there was no separation. One of us were attacked, we all were attacked.

I’m so very proud to have been lucky enough to be born in these United States of America. I’m proud of all of us. We have work to do on this country, just as it has been in the past and as it will be in the future. But we stand tall. We stand proud. We are Americans. May God Bless Us All. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

“Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.” ~ Credit


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