Talented kids – America at its finest

In light of the remarkable memorial service in Tucson last night, I thought I’d comment. President Obama celebrated the lives of those we lost and noted 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, born on 9/11, saying: “I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it…” What most touched me was that Christina was one of 50 9/11 children featured in the book called “Faces of Hope.” On either side of her photo in that book were simple wishes for a child’s life. “I hope you help those in need,” read one. “I hope you know all of the words to the National Anthem and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles.” I WILL be jumping in the next puddle I see, and today came across this MUST WATCH video of 8-year-old Elizabeth Hughes singing the National Anthem one year ago to the day of the tragedy. Watch what happens when her mic goes out. It will warm your heart and remind us all of the real America. As Obama put it: “We are full of decency and goodness, and the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.”

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