Friday, September 10, 2010
Well I really wish the US Congress hadn't called September 11 Patriot's Day, it reminds me too much of those insensitive Patriot's acts...but as much as I am a critic of the American political scene and the Republican and Democratic foibles in Washington, I really do honor Patriot's Day.
It was conceived as a day to honor the fallen at the Twin Towers, Pentagon and the downed flight in Pennsylvania, but it was also planned as a day for Americans to get out and do something to improve their communities, state or nation.
Just as MLK Day is my favorite holiday because of the service we give to others (instead of take) I think Patriot's Day can and should become a day of service too.
Even if it just sprucing up your neighborhood, visiting a shut-in, planting some flowers, volunteering where needed your small acts, multiplied by millions of Americans doing likewise can make this country a better place.
I plan to pick up litter around my neighborhood.
What will you be doing today to show your patriotism?