I have been so taken aback by the spontaneous celebrations that erupted all over the country following the announcement that Osama Bin Laden was dead. I think we get used to seeing people take to the streets like this in other countries; in places where they live with the fighting and insurgencies everyday–but I’ve never seen anything quite like it here in the US. Perhaps because while the war on terrorism is very real and we all feel the ramifications of it in one way or another, we don’t live with the fighting taking place across the street from our homes, in our backyards. So to see everyone come together to celebrate this HUGE moment in American history is just breathtaking and overwhelming. I can only imagine what it must have been like last night at Ground Zero. Nothing can compare to experiencing something like this in person, but I’m thankful these beautiful pictures allow us to feel at least a part of what that environment must have been like.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
photos by NYC Marines, Josh Pesavento and Brian Kusler