It instills an enduring feeling of liberty and justice whenever displayed, or when the words are spoken: Mike Walton I have always been patriotic from my days as a youngster when I rode around on my bike with an American flag flying from the handle bars, to today where I fly Old Glory 24 hours a day, seven days a week, proudly in our front yard.
But most of all, recognize that the flag belongs to us and not our government, and that it is a receipt for the price we have paid for the freedoms we enjoy and have provided to others all around this world.
As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, it is important that we take time to reflect on the symbolic stars and stripes and realize that all around the world, the American flag has become a symbol of hope.
Pride in being a land of democracy, opportunity and freedom. There are so many things that you can do. So, whenever you see the symbol of our country flying proudly, remember those who gave so much so all of us could be free and live in the greatest country in the world, and remember to treat that flag with the great respect it deserves.
He broke it down to our level by saying it meant the duty to take care of your family and protect your neighbors. Vigilance because our country needs to be alert and careful in the choices we make.
Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois comptroller I was taught that the American flag stands for everything great about America. It is important to take advantage of that opportunity at every turn, and never forget what it means to be an American. Our country is pieced together in a similar way.
You cannot join the Army or the Marines. That freedom gives me the chance to be of service to my family and friends, and to the many cities and towns in Illinois as I serve as the state treasurer.
I see my son, wearing his army greens. The beauty of the iconic Old Glory is that while it represents freedom and American democratic ideals, the real meaning is in the eye of the beholder. Even the shape is considered when folding the flag. He wanted to join to protect his right of freedom, his right of speech, the knowledge that nowhere else has freedoms such as we.
Capitol in Washington, D.
Pius Catholic School and St. Capitol on Veterans Day. In the future, when someone decides to abuse or destroy a flag in protest, stop and consider that the flag is yours and it has been paid for by your brothers and sisters in arms.
The flag bearers were grouped together in front of the Boy Scouts, which made a magnificent site as hundreds of American flags were blowing in the breeze. It makes me proud to be an American.
Before we left, we stopped to look at the tiny flags blowing in the breeze. They have become lawyers, engineers, teachers, athletes, firefighters, police officers — the list goes on and on. Neil Williamson, Sangamon County sheriff My early memory of the flag is when I was around 12 years old and I would intently watch my father proudly display our flag on a country dirt road in Williamsville.
Juli is too busy now to know this, but we are in touch once again and I am thinking about her every day. So I read this essay.
The next time you look at the flag, take a look at those different fabrics, and all the seams that bind them together. Red stands for courage, hardiness, and bloodshed. Our flag as always been revered; during the Civil War nearly one third of the Congressional Medals of Honor earned were awarded to Army and Naval personnel for acts to protect the American flag or for anchoring it in enemy soil during battle.
For he fights for this land, this country he loves.What the Pledge Means to Me! The Pledge of Allegiance means a lot to me. It means that I'm free and no one can judge me.
When I say the Pledge every morning, I'm promising my country to be loyal to it. I'm promising to follow the laws. I'm promising to respect the Country and the people who live in the United States. Winners of the sixth-grade essay contest "Our Flag, What it Means to Me," sponsored by the Mason City Elks Lodge #, were honored at a dinner earlier this year.
Jefferson Brown, Alexander Miller. The essay of no more than words in length on "What the Flag Means To Me." Eligibility The Flag Essay Contest is open to all area.
PYR What the American flag means to me contest winners 4 pix a contest was held with participants writing an essay on "What the American Flag Means to Me." to help other people at all.
Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7–12 FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.
The American Legion Buffalo Bill PostLeClaire, has sponsored a fifth-grade flag essay contest in the Pleasant Valley School District for the last 17 years.
In addition, Virgil Grissom Elementary School in Princeton has participated for the last seven years.Download