What the Flag Means to Me
We have all said the Pledge of Allegiance many times. But have you ever thought about what the words mean? The words ‘pledge allegiance’ mean that we promise loyalty to the flag and our country. ‘To the republic for which it stands’ refers to the government. ‘One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’ means our nation will never break in two when in God’s hands.
I’m sure you have celebrated July 4th and Memorial Day. However, those days are not only about parades and picnics. They are dates which help us to remember the veterans that have served in the military. On July 4th, I go to my grandparents’ house. We go to a parade and celebrate as a family. We also enjoy watching the fireworks and celebrating our freedom.
Memorial Day isn’t about kids staying home from school or having a three day weekend. It is about the veterans that are not here with us today. Although having a three day weekend is fun, it is important to remember those who have died protecting our country.
My great grandpa T.J. was an airforce pilot in WWll. He completed 25 missions and earned a purple heart medal. During WWll, his plane got shot down! His whole crew survived. My grandpa Dan was in the army reserve. I’m proud that I have people in my family that have served our country in the military.
The flag represents spending time with family and celebrating our country. The veterans take care of the United States for a reason. They help protect us and keep us safe. The American flag is important to me, and I hope it is for you too. The flag makes me proud to be an American!