For the love of country

Never am I quite so amazed when it comes to my country than when I see us coming together during times of tragedy.  These past few days have beautifully illustrated America’s patriotism.  When we are faced with such tragic adversity we come together as a citizenry to combat domestic terrorism.

My heart goes out to Boston and her people and am relived the two marathon suspects have been apprehended.  I’ll never understand what causes an individual to lash out in such a vicious  manner.  Perhaps their hearts were filled with a void which only violence and misled values could fill.

Irregardless, for this American, such events as the Boston Marathon bombings only reaffirms my intense love for this country and the pride I feel being an American citizen and calling this wonderful country home.

Our hearts where they rocked our cradle,
Our love where we spent our toil,
And our faith, and our hope, and our honor,
We pledge to our native soil.
God gave all men all earth to love,
But since our hearts are small,
Ordained for each one spot should prove
Beloved over all.
~Rudyard Kipling