Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember 9/11

Today started like any other day.

We clambered to get dressed.

We gulped down our cereal.

We rushed the kids out the door.

We arrived safely at school.

Then we went to a 9/11 assembly at Blake's school.

Moving. Beautiful. Tears were flowing.

Boy scouts raised the flag to half mast.

A trumpet played in the background.

Tiny "babies" stood with their hands across their hearts.

Wow, is all I have to say.

This school is simply amazing. Now your assembly may have been better or they may have done something to honor the fallen heroes that was more elaborate, but this, well this, was amazing!

The kids sang patriotic songs. The principal gave a short message and EVERY child sat listening to his words. What a wonderful school and experience to have on this day. I now have a deeper appreciation for all of the heroes in our lives and a deeper respect for our country.

While controversy swirls in politics around us and opposing views argue and bicker, it is often difficult to be proud to be an American. But today I can honestly say that I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. God Bless America and may it continue to be the land of the free!