AS PROUD METROPOLITAN DETROITERS, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVITALIZE THE ATTITUDES OF OUR CITIZENS, THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE OF OUR STATE, AND THE PERCEPTIONS OF OUTSIDERS.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

THE COURAGE OF DETROIT

A couple of days ago I was introduced to an article written by Mitch Albom for Sports Illustrated entitled "The Courage of Detroit."

Since first reading the article, about ten other people have forwarded it me with the headline reading, "I thought you should read this." Well, everyone who sent me the article was right on point, and I thank you for bringing it to my attention.

The title "The Courage of Detroit," sums up the article in the most succinct way possible. No matter what you think of Mitch, you can't argue with his sentiments in this one.

Take a look at Mitch's article here at The Courage of Detroit and don't be embarrassed if you get a little choked up (ok maybe that was just me).

Here's a glimpse

And yet Detroit was once a vibrant place, the fourth-largest city in the country, and it lives in the hope that those days, against all logic, will somehow return. We are downtrodden, perhaps, but the most downtrodden optimists you will ever meet. We cling to our ways, no matter how provincial they seem on the coasts. We get excited about the Auto Show. We celebrate Sweetest Day. We eat Coney dogs all year and we cruise classic cars down Woodward Avenue every August and we bake punchki donuts the week before Lent. We don't talk about whether Detroit will be fixed but when Detroit will be fixed.

To hell with Depression. We're gonna have a good year.

Detroit Army

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