Still Proud to be an American

But Covid Times aren’t anything like the communal spirit we felt after 9–11

I’m still proud to be an American, but our elected leaders are making it difficult to rally around the flag the way we did in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001. Photo c/o Getty Images.
The Flight 93 Memorial sits in the middle of a farmer’s field where the hijacked plane crashed on September 11, 2001. The plane was headed for D.C., but the passengers fought back. Photos: Author’s archives

A Native Texan and Mizzou Journalism grad, Nelson has worked in newspapers, politics, PR and as a high school publications adviser and AP English teacher.

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