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As a British ex-pat, now American citizen, I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games with anticipation. What would it show about the country I grew up in? Would it stand up to the overwhelming amazement of the Beijing Games?
Well what it certainly did show is that we’re no Chinese!
We don’t have their synchronization, nor maybe their order. But what it truly did show is our wit, our sprit and mainly our heart. I mean, who else’s Queen would jump out of a helicopter, and then go on to keep a stiff upper lip during a children’s choir singing and signing God Save The Queen.
From the Olympic rings being forged before our eyes, to the cycling doves flying off into the night sky, like ET on his way home, to the beautiful Olympic flames merging together to form the Olympic cauldron. It was a movie, a theatre production, a pop concert and a tribute to who the British really people are.
As we saw over and over again, giving back is part of our heritage.
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