If you've grown discouraged by all the negative news, or if you thought being an American was no longer unique, consider what happened a few months ago at Reagan National Airport. As Chris Muller wrote:
"Something happened on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 a.m. at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport. ...A flash mob of sorts broke out. But not like you’ve seen on YouTube with highly choreographed dance numbers or people singing a song in unison. In fact, virtually all of the participants of this “flash mob” didn’t know they would be participating until moments before it happened.
Shortly before 9:30 over the loud speakers, a US Airways gate attendant announced that an Honor Flight of World War II veterans would be arriving momentarily and encouraged anyone passing by to help greet them. Five or six people looked like they were officially part of the welcoming committee, and the rest of the people in the secure section of the airport were regular old travelers going somewhere. Then I had a terrible thought. What if these veterans came off the plane and just those five or six individuals were there to greet them. I walked a gate over to help see the veterans out."
Then it happened...