Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pariotism

Today is the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I have a stack of books that I want to review, including some really cute children's books, but while sitting at my desk my radio suddenly went silent. I realized they were observing a moment of silence for the victims of September 11. The silence was then followed by our National Anthem. I felt a swell of pride as I heard the music and my thoughts turned towards books on American patriotism, heroes, and the like.

Have you read a book or several books that have filled you with feelings of patriotism and love for your country -- be it the United States or somewhere else in the world? If so, what was it?Please leave a comment and let me know which and why. It doesn't have to be current history or current heroes, it could be heroes from history too.

3 comments:

flowergirl267 said...

While pregnant with my first child I read the 9-11 Commission Report. It inspired me to know the complete story of the heroes of that day. There are also stories of other incidents that were stopped before they did anyone harm in the US and abroad. It was great to be reminded of the woefull tragedies that happened that day and to realize how much effort is being put in stopping something like that from happening again. Also, we were living in NY while I was reading it so we were able to go and see Ground 0.

flowergirl267 said...

ps hope the above comment didn't sound glib. I have mourned along with the rest of the country for the lives lost that day. Not sure yet how to edit comments after they're posted!(:

Sarah Mehrens said...

Oh! I'd forgotten about the 9-11 Commission Report. I picked that up at the library a couple years back and read most of it. It was a fascinating book. Thanks for the reminder.