The Defense Department is using money from its hideously large budget to hold the first annual "Freedom Walk" to commemorate 9/11. The walk will start at the Pentagon, go through Arlington National Cemetary, and end on the National Mall, where festivities will culminate in a Clint Black concert.
Clint Black? Were Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn unavailable? 9/11 was an American tragedy. But, as a white person living in the south, I am bothered that white southerners have gone to such lengths to claim 9/11 as our own. The terrorist attacks of four years ago affected the entire country, but particularly the eastern seaboard, and especially New York City. If the Defense Department must throw this celebration of freedom/exploitation of a national tragedy, I suggest finding a more suitable performer for the closing concert, like New York's own Jay-Z.