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September 11th Five Question Friday!

In memory of the September 11th attacks and in honor of those who died, I've decided to make this version of Five Question Friday patriotic. I hope you'll join along!

Rules: Copy and past the following questions to your blog, answer them, and grab the MckLinky blog hop code! Then, link up! I'd love it if you'd link back to me, but that's not required!! If you don't have a blog, but would like to participate, feel free to leave your answers in the comments!

September 11th Questions:

1. Where were you when you learned of the September 11th attacks?

2. What is your favorite patriotic song?

3. When you hear "America", what do you first think of?

4. What are you most proud of America or American's for?

5. When you hear "American food" what comes to mind?


September 11th Questions:

1. Where were you when you learned of the September 11th attacks?

I first learned of the attacks when I went to my mom's. We had planned to go shopping at an outlet mall that day, so I went to pick her up, and she was shocked, staring at the TV. Ultimately, we did end up going shopping still (and feeling weird/bad that we did). The mood was sober and the skies eerie as we realized there was not a plane or a helicopter or a crop duster to be seen. It still makes my tummy hurt when I think about that day.

I hope Americans never forget that tragic day.

2. What is your favorite patriotic song?
Hands down, "Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood...without a doubt. I am so proud to be an American, and that song brings tears to my eyes every. single. time.

I also like Alan Jackson's "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?", Rob Thomas' "New York City Christmas" and Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue".

3. When you hear "America", what do you first think of?
"Old Glory". The stars and stripes that symbolize our country.

4. What are you most proud of America or Americans for?
Wow...well, I'm proud of a lot. Mostly, I'm proud of (or maybe more grateful for) our military. The sacrifices that these families make to protect our rights and our freedoms, it amazes me. So, thank you to our military and their families!!!

I'm also proud of those freedoms and rights and values that make America so great! That I can choose how many children I want to have. That I can speak my mind about my disagreement with our government and not be killed. That I can practice whatever religion that I want. That my children are clothed, and fed, and sleep on soft beds, and that our freedoms have allowed us this life. That I, as a woman, can go to college unchallenged...encouraged, actually!! That I have healthcare insurance that I pay for that allows me to decide what my children are treated for. (But I won't get into that!)

Yes, I'm proud to be an American!

5. When you hear "American food" what comes to mind?

Hot dogs!! I have no idea why, but you say, "American food" and I think "oooh, hot dogs"...gross, I know.

And beer. Golden, wimpy beer...not the dark stouts like Guinness, but just our plain old Michelob Golden. You know?!!

Ahhh, I love America!! Hope you'll join in!!

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  1. Hotdogs are the BOMB!! I love me some dog! I like your song choices.

  2. That song makes me cry everytime I hear it also.

  3. That is awesome about our daughters. I always look at her birthday as God's promise of new life in tragedy.

  4. I read everyone elses answers.. They are all great! I agree nothing says America like a good ole sloppy hamburger or hot dog and a soda!! :)

  5. Great answers! I forgot about the Toby Keith song - that's a good one. Thanks for posting such thought-provoking questions about our country!


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