Yesterday it was announced that President Obama would be making an announcement from the White House at 10:30 pm. The moment this was verified, rumors started circulating about what this unplanned announcement was. Before the President had a chance to address the nation it was confirmed that the United States military forces had killed Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack on September 11 and the world's most wanted man.
Excitement swept the nation as thousands gathered outside of the White House and crowds all over the country erupted into patriotic cheers and songs. This excitement found its way onto UT's campus.
Caravans of cars driving through the streets with American flags flying could be seen all over campus and a bonfire was even started on fraternity row. The police shut down this fiery celebration rather quickly though.
"This is one of those historic nights that we will remember forever," said Jacob Bouck, a UT freshman, "It's fun to see everyone getting patriotic and supporting our troops."
The celebrations that occurred all around campus were reminiscent of when Lane Kiffin left. At least this time our nation can unite around the fact that a worldwide enemy of peace and justice has been destroyed.