Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Good Thing: The 9-12 Project

Most of the time I am fairly critical about things, but today is a little different. While I was surfing the 'net, I ran across a very interesting project that I think would be great for a lot of people. It is called the "9-12 Project". This project was started by Glenn Beck, noted radio talk show host. My wife and I listen to him and watch his program as well.

Back to the project, the purpose of the project is to remind ourselves of how we felt after 9/11. Families and friends came together to support one another. As we watched 9/11 and the aftermath, we came together as a nation to support efforts to help families affected that day. I remember children collecting money for families and for all of the people who were helping. I saw the best of America during that week. People found a common focus and goal.

Looking in history, America has always come to the aid of other. After WWII, America came to the aid of its allies and enemies by enacting the European Recovery Program or what came to be called the Marshall Plan. It was designed to get Europe back on its feet. It helped all of our allies as well as the Germans and Italians. It showed what can be done when nations come together in peace and with a common goal in mind.

I support the "9-12 Project" and what it means. If we are to survive the economic upheaval that we are facing, we need to come together as a nation and as a global community to help one another.

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