As an 18-year-old, I am very shocked and still somewhat in disbelief of last Tuesday's horrific tragedy.
It is amazing to know that people have put aside their differences and come together as a nation in this time of need.
But why did it take something like this for that? Why is it now that people are being kind to each other when before they weren't? Why is it that something as bad as this is making people go buy flags and show their patriotism? Why wasn't anyone doing this before?
As a teen-ager I have never
seen anything this horrible or felt the pain that I felt for the families that lost brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, husbands and wives, but even worse for those children who have lost their mothers and their fathers.