Patriots of America
Original post made by Citizen, Old Palo Alto, on Aug 29, 2007
In Palo Alto, I think all of our country’s citizens should say the Pledge of Allegiance, the same for those who go to school. Every morning, I’ve noticed that some how, not many classes in our Palo Alto School District say the Pledge of Allegiance every day! The Districts of Palo Alto spend most of their time on Field Trips and outdoor recess and plays and assemblies then studying and practicing hand writing or spelling or reading and learning.
While my Parents were driving me through my neighborhood in Palo Alto, I noticed fewer American Flags tagged up to person’s houses then I do in different parts of the United States. For the persons who did so… Thanks! I think that it’s respectful for us not to honor the young men and women who’ve gone before us in serving our country.
I wrote down some information for those of you who don’t know what our country’s flag stands for
What the flag represents:
It represents justice and liberty for all Americans.
To the military, it represents a strong responsibility to protect the people of this land, and to be willing to lay down their lives to serve their country.
For foreigners, the flag represents freedom to practice their religion, freedom to practice an education and to get ahead in life. It also means liberty and justice.
For so many people living all over the world, it represents a dream of hope that they hold onto in their country, while awaiting to immigrate.
The flag also represents freedom to express oneself; to vote, to protest, and to voice one’s political opinions.
The flag represents the 13 colonies, and the 50 states of the United States of America, and all of its citizens who have immigrated from all over the world.
It represents democracy!
Surely, from this rather short list, each American can relate and connect, in a positive way, to the American flag.
Personally, the flag represents people’s right to vote. It also reminds me of part of my family who served in the country. Is also represents the people who served in WWII.
I hope that Americans aren’t connecting the flag to inappropriate things, because the flag does not represent such things, it represents you, me, and every American citizen in this country.
THIS COUNRY ROCKS!
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