Last week's events made everyone pause. With so much tragedy and disaster all at once, how could you not?
Texas A&M has a wonderful tradition that I participate in every year. On April 21, Aggies all over the world muster where ever they are located. Muster is a time for former and current Aggies to remember those who have passed away that year. For the past four years, I've been lucky enough attend the formal Muster on campus. Speakers remind us about the importance of remembering our Aggie brothers and sisters, as well as the importance of standing with each other and for each other. Roll call begins, candles are lit for fallen Aggies, and their loved ones answer, "Here." It's a beautiful ceremony.
All of last week seemed like a nationwide Muster. Americans from all over stood for the victims of Boston and West and answered, "Here." We will not be shaken. We will not be moved. We will always be there for those who have fallen and strive to keep their memories alive.
Life can be stressful. I know that first hand. I've been in and out of this blog because I've been overwhelmed with tests on tests on projects on papers on tests and will continue to be that way for the next couple of weeks. However, last week was a great reminder to just breathe and be thankful. You will overcome. We're Americans and that's what we do.