Welcome to the latest entry in the Monday Musings series. In this post, I want to touch on something that was brought to my attention by my sister from another mister, Lori. It is an article on the New York Post website that features this iconic image from the aftermath of 9/11/01.
Photo credit: Thomas E. Franklin
The piece, which can be read in full here, focuses on comments from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Creative Director, Michael Shulan and others, who considered the above photograph to be "too kitschy and "rah-rah America"". He also says, “I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,”
I will be saying more about the events of 9/11 in more detail in a post nearer the twelfth anniversary. But for now I want to focus on his comments, particularly the latter and hence the title of this post. I'm personally lost for words at his comments.
Americans and indeed most citizens of any country are, on the whole, PROUD of their homeland. If you've followed this series, you'll know I'm an adopted American and I for one am immensely proud to be an American and I'm proud to display our flag.
If you read the NYP article, please leave a comment on this post with your views. Thank you!