Thursday, October 2, 2008

Proud to be a youth of America

You hear all about it the news today. The problems overseas, how are things different after 9-11, and the relevant political debate over the next president. I had gotten caught up in the mudslinging to realize that the youth of America is more patriotic than ever.

I was at a football game a couple weekends ago. The student section was all riled up and ready for action. The announcer blared that it was time for the National Anthem. As usual, many people took off their hats and moved their hand over their hearts. But there were a few whose hats remained unmoved. Before I could even lean to my right to tell my friend about it, I heard people begin saying loudly, "Hats. Hats. Take off your hats." In that moment I was so moved and proud of the students. Society today has our generation pegged as selfish and uncaring about politics and religion. While our society is certainly more commerce driven, one cannot say we don't care about politics. Right now, during this election, it is the youth that are standing up and insisting their votes should be heard. I can say that I've never been more proud to be a youth in America.