Very Proud To Be An American

Proud American

In a time when most the world seems a little nuts these days, yeah I am still very proud to be an American, maybe more now than ever.

No, I am not hiding my head in the sand. I see the headlines about our nation’s economy and the current unemployment rate, but when I look at countries where so many people live a life surrounded in hunger, sickness, and war, I feel so very blessed.

Spectacular Display

As we walked through the C-5 (not shown) the look on the kid’s face was one of pure fascination. I was so incredibly impressed by the pilot (female) who spent time talking to Haley about what she does, how she got there, and above all for offering encouragement.

Some of the Spooky Crew

That same care and patience was shown in every flight crew member we spoke with at the 2009 Randolph Air Show.

Flight Crew

The air show was a reminder of who we are as people, as a nation.

Military Jet

The strength of our country . . .

Stunning Smoke Show!

Our history . . .

Randolph 2009 Air Show

When the F-22 Raptor flew overhead (not shown) the feeling inside of me was almost overwhelming. I looked over at the kid and asked if she felt it too. She told me it made her feel very proud.

Yeah, me too kid . . .

Cricket Walker

  1. Stephen King
    Stephen King11-10-2009

    Amen, Cricket.

  2. Pam
    Pam11-10-2009

    Amen!!

  3. Alexandra Spencer
    Alexandra Spencer11-10-2009

    Amen, Sister!

  4. robjones
    robjones11-10-2009

    Couldn’t have said it better. [and the pics are wonderful, btw.]

    In a time when it’s the norm to complain about the rough economy it’s good to remember that we’re fortunate to have what we have. Being cynical may be fashionable, but as we hit veterans day we’re reminded that doing so is just taking our blessings for granted.

    Nothing wrong with being proud of our country, in fact there’s everything right about it. I’m not talking a pride of accomplishment so much as just an acknowledgement that we stand on the shoulders of giants, and our job is to continue the tradition so many paid for with the ultimate sacrifice.

  5. Joe Grabowski
    Joe Grabowski11-11-2009

    Thank you for the reminder. When faced with crisis and adversity, we can either choose to ride it out or to rise above it. The latter sometimes feels impossible when times are especially hard, and trouble hits too close to home, but even one voice reminding us of the blessings we still have can often be the catalyst to lifting ourselves up to keep pressing forward toward a brighter day.

    Thank you for your post!

  6. Emily
    Emily06-01-2010

    Couldn’t have said it better. [and the pics are wonderful, btw.]

    In a time when it’s the norm to complain about the rough economy it’s good to remember that we’re fortunate to have what we have. Being cynical may be fashionable, but as we hit veterans day we’re reminded that doing so is just taking our blessings for granted.

    Nothing wrong with being proud of our country, in fact there’s everything right about it. I’m not talking a pride of accomplishment so much as just an acknowledgement that we stand on the shoulders of giants, and our job is to continue the tradition so many paid for with the ultimate sacrifice.

  7. Amy
    Amy06-04-2010

    Amen!!

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