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We’re not so Black and White Now

Wow, so everyone seems to be posting about Osama Bin Laden’s death. I’m just as happy as the rest of them, but the worry never disappears. The week after 9/11 if you weren’t in Manhattan you were on a search for an American flag to show your support. I was young at 17 when it happened, and me my friends ended up a few towns over before we found a store with flags left. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing people with their flags, driving or walking. At that point in my young life it was the first time I learned the feeling of patriotism. The Pledge of Allegiance never sparked anything inside me, it was just words I regurgitated without knowing what they meant.

Everywhere I drove with my friends in our crap cars, if you had a flag, people waved to you, nodded, whistled, and it was great. It was also the first time America didn’t feel so black and white, right and left. We were just together and we were pissed. Now we’re together again as one and we’re happy. No it won’t stop terrorism in it’s tracks, but damn, at least after ten years we have THIS moment. Am i right?

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