When President Barack Obama stepped to the podium Sunday night and announced that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed by U.S. Special Forces, celebrations broke out across the country. People gathered in front of the White House Gates, at Ground Zero in New York and on college campuses. But, some have expressed that they feel uncomfortable celebrating the death of another human being.
Normally death is a time of sadness. But, in the case of a mass murderer and American's number one enemy, it is, as Obama said "a good thing for America." It is a concept that might be difficult for American children, most of whom were not alive in 2001, to understand.
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Grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with this week's question below. Share your answers in our comment section.
As a parent, how are you handling the death of Osama bin Laden? How do you explain to your children the celebrations that have spurred throughout the nation?