Sunday, September 11, 2011
FOOTBALL: Let's enjoy being American today.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the day that brought our nation to its knees. Although it doesn't feel anywhere close to 10 years since the attack, it is evident that life goes on. It's amazing to me that our nation can at times feel so divided and lost but when something happens like the events that took place ten years ago we find a way to stand united. Even now, a decade after the incident, September 11 jogs our memories and reminds us that some things are a little more important than Democrat or Republican, Christian or Muslim, gay or straight, etc. At the end of the day we unite under one flag and stand as the greatest country in the world. Today is also the first Sunday of the 2011 football season that looked like it would never happen. Although I don't follow football too closely, I love watching so many people in this country get excited over the same thing. It brings a sense of unity because if you go to a sports bar and see someone wearing your team's colors there is an immediate connection regardless of the persons race, political party, sexual orientation, etc. It's times like September 11 when our country needs things like football more than ever; something that can bring all of us together to put aside the issues that so deeply divide our country at times. So sit back today and enjoy the great football games (Go Bucs!) but also remember that day ten years ago, remember where you were when you first heard the news, remember the tension that hung in the air across the nation, and most importantly remember the soldiers still fighting for our nation overseas (my brother included). I'm freaking proud to be an American and I hope you are too.