Osama Bin Laden is dead and the United States can celebrate his passing.  Not that as a people we relish the death of someone, but because of the terror and angst Bin Laden has inflicted upon this country.  Everyone’s lives have been affected by this terrorist, whether  or not you lived in New York, D.C. or Pennsylvania on September 11.  The way we live our lives changed due to this monster and he is no longer.  History was made last night and just as we all watched in horror the events of September 11 unfold on television, we will all remember where we were when the news Bin Laden is dead broke.  Most of us were in bed but many of us stayed awake to watch the President address the nation. I watched young people who were little children when September 11 occurred, take to the streets in D.C and New York to sing, chant and show support for our military and government who tracked Bin Laden down.   I felt a sense of pride and joy that our young people felt the same as I did.  Suddenly all the bi-partisan nonsense does not matter, the country is whole.  We all feel that same elation that although there are other terrorists out there, the one in charge who killed so many Americans was gone.  There was justice.   I cannot imagine how the families of 9/11 feel, but there must be some sense of relief.  Loved ones will still not be coming home, but at least ‘we got him!’  The United States needed this and  all we can hope is this sense of unity and patriotism we all now feel can last for more than a day.  This country is great. We can agree to disagree, we can have opinions and express them freely and live a life that most of the world can only dream of.  I hope we utilize this sense of  patriotism and honor to fix many of the issues we now face.  We have a gift to re-unite and work together to make this country great once again, I just hope it is not short-lived and therefore wasted.  Osama Bin Laden is dead, there is one less terrorist in the world, and that is a good thing!

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