Our history

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I went to the National museum of American History. I walked through the halls and looked at exhibit after exhibit. I saw Archie Bunkers chair, the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland when filming The Wizard of Oz. There was the the Woolworths Lunch Kitchen Counter, that place was the setting for a protest which would lead to the desegregation of Woolworths and later the entire country. Walking through the museum and viewing the exhibits sparked my interest and at times made me feel old. One display had in it a Walkman, as well as an iPod. Two devices I had at one time and absolutely loved (this iPod was one of the originals you know the one with the wheel on it?)

My time in the museum made me feel most of all pride. I was proud to be a citizen of the United States of America. Proud because I am part of a country that has learned from its mistakes like desegregation and the destruction of our natural resources. As a nation we learned and acted. This action and education had made this nation a leader, an innovator and one of the greatest nations in the worlds history.

My hope for the nations present and future is that, we never stop learning and taking action based on what we have learned.



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