U.S. Youth Celebrate

Osama is dead. And people cheer. It was mostly young Americans that took to the streets May 1st to celebrate Osama Bin Laden’s demise. A terribly interesting highlight from a recent NY Times article, Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says:

The mostly young people who celebrated in the streets of New York and Washington saw it as a historic moment, one that for many of them culminated a worldwide manhunt that started when they were children.

Some climbed trees and lampposts directly in front of the White House to cheer and wave flags. Cigars and noisemakers were common. One group started singing, “Osama, Osama, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.”

Maureen Hasson, 22, a recent college graduate working for the Justice Department, came down to Lafayette Square in a fuchsia party dress and flip-flops. “This is full circle for our generation,” she said. “Just look around at the average age here. We were all in middle school when the terrorists struck. We all vividly remember 9/11 and this is the close of that chapter.”

Thanks for the timely tip Jen Nielsen!