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.

I found it difficult last year to rally around the flag. There, I’ve said it.

Our elected leaders — well, those at the top — failed us in 2020. But it’s not just those in charge. I still come upon “mask deniers” in my local commercial venues every so often, such…



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Brooke Ramey Nelson

Brooke Ramey Nelson


Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?