I woke up early this morning thinking about the oil spill and the overall state of our nation. It seems like the only news we hear these days is bad. I find it all to be a little worrisome and depressing.
After going downstairs and reading the paper, I remained in a sour mood. But then I watched a show on the History Channel about the Doolittle raid on Tokyo in the spring of 1942.
Without question, the Doolittle raid was daring in its planning and execution. It was a perfect example of the can-do attitude of Americans and their willingness to tackle obstacles and challenges. The show concluded by saying the raid was a success, in part, because it lifted the morale of all those who had grown dispirited by the constant string of Japanese victories early in the war.
Sixty-eight years later, I too am encouraged by the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. It reminded me of my American heritage, and the greatness of our nation. Though America faces many daunting problems today, we too can prevail.