Many people in America today are facing an impossible choice. We call this Election Day. I am choosing to spend the day looking at all that is good about America and more specifically the state I live in, Delaware. No matter what happens today, we can’t let anyone take away the spirit of what makes us Americans. We have liberties we often take for granted. Beyond the politics of it all, we all should want the best for each other, especially the children. We have so much talent in this country. Each mind is a unique and wonderful creation of beauty and grace. In Delaware, we have people doing things no one hears about, every single day. We have children who have so many gifts. We have stories of hope and inspiration. As a friend of mine said on Facebook the other day, we are more than this election.
I have to say, this is probably my favorite of all the Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s weekly addresses I’ve watched. Not just because he talked about a true hero, Tim McClanahan, but also because he showed a side to himself we don’t often see. There’s something about a volunteer firefighter losing their life that brings a huge sadness. I am glad we honored this man as a state, lowered our flags yesterday, and our firefighters had a procession from New Castle to Lewes in honor of his memory. Thank you Governor Markell.