LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

America’s spirit shines through tragedies

By Irene Wilson | Published Saturday, April 20, 2013

This week we have seen the very worst and the very best of humankind. Cowardly and evil are those who take innocent lives.

The smiling brown eyes of an 8-year-old boy and the promising future of two young women cut short because of hate and violence. Others maimed, their lives forever changed. But goodness cannot be stopped. After the explosion during the Boston Marathon, many people ran toward the danger zone to help the injured, unsure if there would be more bombs. The City of Boston stood united around those who were in need.

And Wednesday night in the small town of West we saw acts of bravery after the devastating explosion of the fertilizer plant. Firefighters, policemen, doctors, nurses and citizens on the street moved in harm’s way to serve those hurting and injured. And now the state of Texas comes together to take supplies, give blood, donate money.

The United States of America doesn’t always agree. … We don’t have to … that’s what makes us America. But you can take this to the bank: We rally when called upon.

The best way to show it? Love God by serving others. Carry on, America!

Irene Wilson
Slidell

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