The thoughts this afternoon have turned towards pride. This has been rolling around my head since Monday night, when I was talking to a teammate of mine in the local men's hockey league who was proudly boasting about Flint, MI. Being a westerner, all we have heard about Flint were bad things (crime, vacant factories, etc) so I was kind of suprised at this, but he was born and raised in Flint and mighty proud. After thinking about this for a couple days, I realized that everyone seems to have pride in a place; whether it be a hometown or a current city of residence.
Coming from Denver, physically I can find a couple things about which I can be proud, but sociologically it is hard because there have been so many newcomers in the past 20 years that it seems the true identity of a "Denverite" is coming into its own. Perhaps it'll take a while for Denver's people to get its image.
So what say you? Where are you from? What makes you proud of your town?