When I look back to the events that took place 12 years ago today I realize how much my outlook on life has changed. When 9/11 first took place it was nothing but pure devastation but over the year I learned to see it as the day I felt UNITED with my country. No matter what color, race, ethnicity, spiritual background, religion, sex, or financial background everyone was affected and felt vulnerable. That was the only time in my life time that we all came together as one. It is sad that it took such an event for everyone to come together but it showed us that as a nation if we put our bullshit to the side we can be POWERFUL we really just have to work together. I think that over the years WE as a nation have lost all our morals and values but most of all I feel we have lost RESPECT for our country. We televise everything and we seem to get off on hurting each other trust me, other people are sitting back watching and learning from us. I hold the people that took actions in 9/11 responsible but I also hold all of us AMERICANS responsible because if we had RESPECT for ourselves and carried ourselves in a better manner others would RESPECT us too. We can not expect change if we can not and do not lead by example.
Our ancestors shed a lot of blood and tears to fight for the freedom of this country. Most of our ancestors were slaves and endured severe abuse at the hands of their masters in order to make a way for us today. It sucks because somewhere down the line we became ungrateful and selfish to their struggles that ensured our freedom. Americans use to be proud and patriotic now it seems that we are just full of hate, negativity and fear. I remember when I was in elementary school and we would stand up in class to say the pledge of allegiance and you know what that was one of my favorite parts of the day. It made me feel like I was a part of something great just by saying those words "One Nation Under GOD" but now people have a problem with their kids saying such a positive message.
Our flag is suppose to represent us our as a NATION. The Red (hardiness & valour), The White (purity and innocence) & The Blue(signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice). The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 States and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British Colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union and The BALD EAGLE was adopted the official bird emblem in 1782 for the United States of America. It was chosen because of it's majestic beauty, GREAT STRENGTH and long life.
It is embarrassing that we are so far gone off the track that our ancestors laid for. We use to look out for each others children and families now we cause them the most pain, we use to help the needy now people are becoming "HEROES" and" Youtube sensations" because they lend a helping hand. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP OUR PEOPLE without having to be called a "HERO" the real "HEROES" are the people that are making a POSITIVE difference in the lives of others, The True "HEROES" are the men and women that fight for this country every day to keep it safe without their sacrifices we would not be able to walk the streets comfortably. I am forever grateful for your services to this country and all of us citizens.
It's Time for us to get it together and UNITE as a NATION before it is too late or we will have another date X'd in our hearts and minds for many years to come.
Always Keeping it Real -SunShyne B.