I am proud to be an American.
know what it meant to be an American in the past; I know what it
means to be an American today. I know why my forefathers came to
America; I know why they chose to stay in America. I know many people
fought for my country and it's beliefs; I know many people died
for my country and it's beliefs. I know what makes America great;
I know the American morals, values, and traditions. I know my country
was and is based upon Christian law and a healthy belief in God.
I know that I am very blessed to live in the greatest country in
the world. I am proud to be an American.
In 1776 our founding fathers created the vision and beliefs of
this great nation. Those ideals were based on a healthy respect
for the laws handed down by God as stated in the Bible. Along with
those laws, our founding fathers made a commitment to base this
country on freedom for all. Granting all people the right to enjoy
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This land would be the
New World that promised hope and opportunity for all. Because of
this foundation and beliefs system, my ancestors risked their lives
and all they had to travel to the New World just so I could enjoy
it's freedoms and liberties. Today, people from all over the world
are still risking their lives and giving up all they have so they
and their great grandchildren will enjoy these same freedoms and
We still enjoy the freedoms and liberties today, over 200 years
later, because there were fearless heroes and great soldiers before
us who were willing to fight and die to protect this great country.
Great civil rights leaders gave their lives to improve our country
and hold tight to what this country promised its citizens. Great
national leaders kept the vision and vowed to uphold the declarations
our forefathers constructed. Our citizens assisted in protecting
and preserving our freedoms and liberties. They instilled into their
children and grandchildren the American values of hard work, education,
persistence, excellence and always striving to improve. They taught
our parents that these values would lead them to all of their dreams
in this land of opportunity, America.
I pray everyday that we don't forget why this country is so great
and that we remember those who built this land and those that fought
and died for it. That we do not only focus on the rights and privileges
our country provides while forgetting about our obligations and
responsibilities to protect them for tomorrow. I pray we teach our
children about America's history and about our foundations.
Be sure to teach your children and relatives the basics about why
your are proud to be an American. Be sure to wear your red, white
and blue and display your American flag with pride.
The words of a popular patriotic song, I am sure you have heard
recently, makes it very clear: