This morning as we were getting ready for school my daughter mentioned that it was Patriot Day and needed to wear some specific clothing. This made perfect sense but then she said, “what would be Irish?”. After asking her about this a little more she told me that her school had encouraged the kids to wear any country colors they wanted to show support for the events of 9/11.
Now I’m not sure what your opinion of this is but I was really impressed. Way to go school! I realize that the events of that day happened on American soil, and that this is an American holiday but wow – what a powerful and profound statement. We are all in this together after all. It made me feel good to know that in some way my daughter is learning to support people – not a nationality. Tragedy happens every day all over the world, uniting should be uniting. Without regard to boarders and race. I’m paraphrasing a close friend here but we are all put of the HUMAN race and so should act as such.
Last night for the Unity World Day of Prayer, my church shared prayers of peace from every major religion. They were all the same my friends…the people in the world are the same. We all come from the same Creator even if we call it different names. We all want love, joy and happiness. We all want peace.
So this Patriot Day while you honor the events of 9/11 in whichever way you choose remember – this isn’t only an American tragedy….it’s a HUMAN tragedy. And as a united race we can support and uplift change so these events don’t happen anymore – anywhere.