As we remember what happened 10 years ago today, let’s not forget what happened immediately after the tragic events.
The one thing I’ve always loved about football is it’s ability to take a melting pot of people from different races, genders, religions, and political views and put them on the same track. A mass of people surging and united together for one purpose: victory.
If you’ve ever attended a game in the Superdome, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Complete strangers hugging, high-fiving, cheering, and sometimes crying together. A sense of one soul is evident within the curved walls for a few hours each week and all seems right.
Our country was founded with the same intentions. People working together towards a goal and never forgetting how much was sacrificed to obtain our freedom and independence. As years passed, that goal became less visible and was lost in some ways.
Most of you that know me personally, know that I work in the law enforcement field. I spent time working Uniform Patrol before becoming a D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer. My main job is to visit 5th grade classroom in different schools and educate them on the dangers of drugs and violence.