People celebrated news of Osama bin Laden’s death throughout America last night. In the streets of Washington DC:

In front of the White House:

In Times Square New York:

At ground zero:

They’re singing and chanting at the US Naval Academy where people are justifiably proud that Navy Seals did the job:

In Ames, Iowa and Boston Commons and at least half a dozen more locations all over the country people are chanting USA! USA!

I’m struck by the youth of those chanting. Most of the folks out in the streets are students, people who would have been no older than 10-11 when the towers fell. I don’t know why that surprises me but it does. The post 9/11 world simply was the world for most of these kids. Maybe that’s why this is such a big deal to them. Whatever the case you can’t help but be swept up by their enthusiasm.

I’ll close with this one. John Cena announces OBL’s death at a WWF event: