Divided America must reunite after bitterness of election
Published 08/11/2012 | 17:00
This campaign was more dispiriting than uplifting, marked by nasty bipartisan warfare
Every Monday morning, rain or shine, my five-year-old daughter, Caoimhe, enters her kindergarten classroom, puts her tiny hand on her heart, faces the star-spangled banner and pledges allegiance to the flag of America.
Tomorrow afternoon, in front of adoring parents and higher grade students, Caoimhe and her 17 pint-sized classmates will climb on to the school stage and sing patriotic songs with lyrics they barely understand, in a tribute to America's armed forces for next Monday's Veterans Day bank holiday.