We have an obligation to one another to stand united as a country. We are Americans. We have a unifying bond that makes us one of the strongest countries in the world. At least it did at one time.
Being an American used to be mean being patriotic, we were proud of the people that risked it all for the Stars and Stripes. Yet now, we celebrate the deaths of the men and women who – in a sense – died in the line of duty protecting us. Although their deaths were tragic and brutal, their deaths are on all of us. They died for you. They died for me. They died because they believed in this country with such passion that they were willing to go out into the street and face down a gunman. They did that for us.