Monday, March 31, 2008
U.S. Pride: Where has it gone?
Being in the war has caused a lot of turmoil in the United States. People argue for it or they argue against. In this post, I do not want any of that argument. I want to show that no matter what, we are all Americans.
I went to New York for spring break and we went to ground zero. There was a display containing pictures from 9/11 when the tragedy struck, a time line of that day, and plans for the memorial being built. As I gazed upon the pictures of the burning towers and tears falling down innocent people’s faces, the emotions from that day came back to me very vividly. We were all upset that our country had been attacked and innocent people had been killed. After that day, the United States came together. We put differences aside and had a sense of pride and unity in one another and in our country. Every year when September 11 rolled around, almost every person wore the colors red, white, and blue. We were truly proud to be Americans.
Where has that gone? No one wears our colors anymore in remembrance of innocent workers, policemen, firefighters, or anyone who lost their lives on that dreadful day. It seems we have forgotten the day of September 11.
Presently, we have American’s throwing homemade bombs at the U.S. Army recruitment center in New York City. We have people saying they are ashamed of our country because of the war. Once again, I am not here to argue for or against the war. I am not going to say my opinion on that matter. What I want people to realize from my blog is when we put politics, republicans vs. democrats, or beliefs aside, we are all still Americans. However, we don’t show it. I think that is terrible.
We should be proud of where we come from. Maybe the war isn’t something you want and you are ashamed we are in it. However, we ARE in it and there is nothing that we can do about it as individuals. No matter if we agree or disagree with the government or each other, we need to stand by our country and its decisions. At the end of the day, we are all Americans.