Monday, May 2, 2011

Land of the Free

It's not often that we get to enjoy a sense of pride and unity collectively as Americans, and tonight was one of those rare occasions. I could almost feel the eyes of the entire nation glued to their TVs as they announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, the sense of honor and reverence that lingered in the air as Obama talked about 9/11, reminding us that during those hours "no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family."

Once again, we can come together to be united in this way.

This is not to say that we should celebrate death or rejoice in the end of somebody's life, no matter how cruel and terrible a person. Instead, we should bask in the relief and sense of peace that has been delivered to those personally effected by Bin Laden, and be reminded of the sacrifice and power of the soldiers who keep this country free .

Let us hold on to this feeling of community and love for our country and fellow men.