PROUD - that's how I feel right now.
Proud to be a Red. Proud that 30,000 people took time out of their working day to pay their respects to the 96 fans that died at Hillsborough at Anfield today.
Proud that many more marked the 20th anniversary of the disaster at the stadium itself, in Nottingham and in and around Liverpool.
At the service today what struck me was just how long it took to read out 96 names - that really drove home the magnitude of the disaster.
I can't begin to imagine how the families of the dead, or the survivors, feel - and I won't attempt to put it into words.
All I can do is talk about my own experience.
What I remember is tuning in on the radio on that sunny day in 1989, sitting in my mum and dad's back garden, aged 12.
Like most people in Liverpool, I knew people who had gone to the game, lads from school. I would have done anything to be there myself - thankfully, I wasn't.
I remember running into the house to tell my mum and dad what was happening and we just ended up transfixed to the telly as the horror unfolded.
To this day it seems almost surreal, unbelievable. It's been said, and written, thousands of times - but how could it happen?
And how, 20 years on, can we have a situation where still nobody has been held to account?
It would only happen here. Look at Heysel. The head of the Belgian FA was JAILED for six months for his part in the organisation of that game.
Just after the current Liverpool FC team did us proud with a gutsy performance at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, the conversation between some friends and I turned to Hillsborough.
A good friend of 14 years standing was at that game on April 15, I knew that. What I didn't know was he was in the Leppings Lane end, along with his cousin and his dad.
And if it wasn't for his dad steering him away from the middle pen...well it doesn't bear thinking about.
What I also didn't know was he lost sight of his cousin in the ground and ended up searching amongst those who had perished before thankfully being reunited with him outside the ground.
It's our job as Liverpool fans to fight for the 96
The fact I have known him so long and yet been unaware of those facts says it all. It is shocking, horrendous - something a football fan should never have to go through - and something that it's not easy to accept, or talk about.
Now anybody who ever attends a football game has the 96 to thank for their privileged position - the knowledge that they will never go through something like that.
It should never have took what happened on that day to get to that position.
People were treated like animals back then - and now, even 20 years on, people should be held to account.
The 20-year anniversary was marked magnificently and the coverage in the newspapers, particularly in The Guardian and The Observer, in highlighting in the injustices of the tragedy has been superb.
I now believe, more than ever, that it's our job as Liverpool fans to fight for the 96, for their reputations, and for their families' peace of mind.
Because, believe or not, there's people who remain ignorant about the day, the events leading up to it - and the cover-ups ever since.
People who shrug it off, think it's time to leave it alone, and, most amazingly of all, continue to apportion some blame to Liverpool fans for the tragedy.
While that kind of viewpoint lives in the national conscience, we need to make sure the people fighting for justice don't walk alone.
So if you know someone who flippantly disregards the Hillsborough disaster or starts harping on about drunks, or hooligans - challenge them. Tell them the truth.
You owe it to the 96 - RIP, You'll Never Walk Alone.