Hello dear Amy,
I hope you don't mind my entry, but as soon as I saw your post, I knew I had to do it.
Thank you for you and your music.
I am an Italian boy of 17 years and I am proud to be Italian, because Italy is my beautiful country. The culture, the landscapes are beautiful, I do not know how the world is because of Italy becuase I have always remained within the boundaries, but my country is fantastic. I am proud to be Italian, not because I was born there, but because I live here, and I want to continue to live here, even if there are obvious and serious problems that may prevent us young people to stay here, in the place where we were born and grown.
I'm Agnes and I'd like to tell you what makes me proud.
What makes me proud the most is Polish volleyball. For the fans of this sport in Poland, it’s something more than sport. It’s a kind of family.
Going on matches we get into another reality - there's no hate, no matter what team you support. I love the atmosphere of volley in my country; it’s just one big party - especially when the national men’s team plays.
It's something incredible when all people sing the national anthem. The proudest moment I can imagine the passion of fans.
I'm proud of our national men's team of volleyball, for last few years when they made such big progress, especially the last 2.
All above gets more important in the perspective of the last few months. From the last 5 big events they came back with 4 medals, in this year won World League, but dropped out of The Olympic
Games. We fans, despite of huge criticism for them, are going to stay with the team because we love them, they’ll always fight till the end for us.
Many times the boys made me and others proud like no one. For all this hard work they deserve our loyalty.
We say 'Proud of victory - loyal after fall'. I'm proud of them and our Italian coach Andrea Anastasi.
The picture I’ve included is poster I did for the team and coach after Olympic Games to support them :)
September 14 2012