Monday, May 2, 2011
On Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks will meet for a Game 3 contest in the Western Conference Semi Finals. The series is tied 1-1, so both teams will obviously be trying to win the game. But, this game is more than just a hockey game.
Sunday night, President Barack Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a strike by a United States special forces group. This is news that Americans and Canadians alike have been waiting for almost 10 years now.
Everybody remembers where they were on 9/11. For me, I was a 4th grade student at Inglewood Elementary in Nashville. I distinctly remember my mother picking me up after school and telling me what happened. I didn't fully understand until I got home. For the next few hours, I would be glued to my t.v. and watching the reaction to what was the greatest tradgedy to occur in my lifetime.
Now, the man responsible for that tragedy has been killed. That's why Tuesday night's game is more than just a hockey game. It's a chance to say thank you to all of the military men and women who fight to keep us safe.
Americans have been involved in this war since 2001. Don't forget, however, that our brothers and sisters in Canada have also been involved helping the United States out. Tuesday night is a chance for us to unite and give thanks to the men and women who continue to keep us safe.
I encourage all of you to sing both the American and Canadian national anthems at the top of your lungs on Tuesday night. And, be sure to show your appreciation when the Military Salute is given.
God Bless America. God Bless Canada. God Bless us all.
Posted by Robby Stanley at 12:53 AM