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Something positive to read about Americans
I got this in an email and was so moved by it I wanted to share it with my AFC friends. I hope this is the right place to post
From a Romanian Newspaper
We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the
Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper. The article was written
by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title 'C'ntarea
Americii, meaning 'Ode To America ') in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei 'The Daily Event' or 'News of the Day'.
~An Ode to America ~
Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even
if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the
world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious
On 9/ll, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into
a hand put on the heart. Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the
Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers.
Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto
the streets nearby to gape about.
Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a
After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the
smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the
national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every
place and on every car a government official or the president was
passing. On every occasion, they started singing: 'God Bless America!'
I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening
to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman
in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey
player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented
the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or
thousands of people.
How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being?
Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some
turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone
call, millions and millions of dollars were put into collection aimed at
rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.
What on earth can unites the Americans in such way? Their land?
Their history? Their economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an
answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding
commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one
Only freedom can work such miracles.
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OH MY GOSH!
I shouldn't read things like this so early in the morning...early for me only because I was up until 5am after going to dinner with my parents and aunt and uncle, who came in from California!
It makes me a snot-nosed kid...all stuffy and snuffly, when I am still dealing with my morning snuffles! Have to dry my eyes in order to type
WOW! This is POWERFUL!
And something that we forget WAY too often!
The author is right! Sadly, we are SO FAR REMOVED from the place we were then. I don't want to EVER GO BACK THERE...it was such an unsettling time for everyone! Whether you lived in a big city - will they hit us next? - or a tiny mountain or farming town where your men and women were - and still are - being sent off to fight for that very freedom.
Now, all we do is FIGHT EACH OTHER in the name of POLITICS! You don't think the way I do? Well then, I HATE YOU! You have no redeeming qualities and everything you do is in the name of politics so I must condemn everything you do!
When that is so far from the truth!
We are so DIVIDED when we should be living up to our name...UNITED States of America!
We need to get back to this place...FAST!
PS...I don't want this to turn into something political...that wasn't my point. It's happening on "both" sides.
CVS / WAGS CARAMELS
You know those fillers you "have" to buy to make your deals work?
Well, if you aren't eating them...I WILL!!
Let me know how I can take these off your hands for you!
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Proud to be an American!
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