Monday, May 2, 2011
NEWS: Osama bin Laden is dead
Photos by Jake May | Central Michigan Life
General Manager Steve Cline, 24, of Lapeer sits in the middle of an empty Menna's Joint restaurant lobby in Mount Pleasant as he watches President Barack Obama's address the U.S. to inform the public of Osama bin Laden's death Sunday night. "It's crazy! It's really hard to fathom yet," he said. "For his involvement in 9/11, this brings justice to all of us since the war has been leading on for more than a decade. What a huge accomplishment. It needed to be done. It's a big victory for the U.S. It's all come full circle. I don't really consider myself patriotic, but this installs the best in all of us as Americans, and in me."
President Barack Obama's addresses the U.S. to inform the public of Osama bin Laden's death Sunday night. "After a fire fight, they killed Osama bin Laden, and took custody of his body," Obama said in his speech.
The day after the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death was announced by President Barack Obama, a flag lays draped across a letter left at the base of the Michigan Vietnam Memorial on Monday morning in Island Park in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
"Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave. Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid," the note reads.