Last night news broke that wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, was killed during a U.S. operation. Word of Bin Laden’s death traveled like wildfire through Twitter and social media outlets, and was finally confirmed by President Obama during his address to the nation shortly after 11:30pm. Social Media is ingrained in our lives, and it was nice to see the medium used to express such support, joy, and camaraderie. May 1st will forever be the day when America was able to find closure after a decade of living in fear and agony over the loss of 3,000 lives on 9/11. I find that there are no words to express the emotions of this day. Relief, jubilation and more… Americans are able to live their lives with their hearts a little less heavy.

As many of you know, I have worked very closely with both the Army and the United States Marine Corps in their public relations departments. Through working with the military I was able to see the intense dedication that the men and women of the armed services have for every aspect of their work. May 1st would not be possible if not for their sacrifices, and the sacrifices of those who have lost their lives in search for Bin Laden and an end to terror. I have the utmost respect for each and  every single one of them, and I hope you will keep them in your prayers. I currently have two colleagues from my time assisting the Marine Corps stationed in Afghanistan, and although they are excited about this recent development, they still know that there is work to be done. We need to continue supporting our men and women overseas as they defend our freedom.

For any of those that want to see some photos from a military perspective, the Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs of New York City posted some great photos of revelers at Ground Zero. Check them out here: NYC Marines May 1-Ground Zero Set 

Revelers Outside of Ground Zero

Marine veterans Mike Demo (center) and Bill Cortese (right) drove 30 minutes to New York's Ground Zero to celebrate the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Two of Cortese's cousins were killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. The Freedom Tower, the skyscraper being built where the World Trade Center towers once stood, is now 60 stories tall and was lit up and visible from the street. Eventually the Freedom Tower will be the tallest building in the country. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)