It's been amazing to watch the outpouring of support that Americans have showed the people of Haiti. I think it's been most interesting to see how the tragedy has helped put our own lives into perspective. There are many parts of our nation that are still suffering from the recession - and yet, what has happened in Haiti has made us seem grateful for what we all have, no matter how little it seems to be.
Tweets swirling around the topic of Haiti, including the relief efforts, have exploded on to the scene. I was happy to see Admiral Mike Mullen (CJCS) push out a few tweets on the topic. The first tweet that caught my eye read "Thoughts and prayers w/ the people of Haiti. Committed to doing all we can to help." He's followed this up with links on where we can get updates on the military's efforts and has leveraged other social media channels to keep us all informed.
While it comes as no surprise to Americans, and the world, that our military is coming to Haiti's rescue, I think that it's a wonderful way of reminding Americans of how phenomenal our troops really are. So much of the media's focus on our military is directly connected to the war - something that is judged so harshly. But watching our troops save earthquake victims warms everyone's hearts.
For updates on how our outstanding military is helping Haiti see a brighter tomorrow, please visit DOD's YouTube channel.
Three cheers to our troops! We're so very proud of you!