What the American Flag Means to Me

by Josephine Islas
The American flag represents how our country is indivisible! The flag is a symbol of our nation. When I think of the flag, I think of honor, freedom, and those bright American colors. I also think of unique things like etiquette, respect, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Owning a flag is a great honor and responsibility. Flag etiquette is important because it is a way to respect the flag. The flag has to be regarded by being above all other flags or having a light on it at all times. The American flag is not just a piece of cloth, it is a symbol of justice, liberty, and most important of all, our nation. The flag makes me feel protected and proud.
Everyone has freedom and rights in the United States of America. When I think of the word freedom I think of all the privileges we have as Americans. We are all blessed to live in such an amazing country and the rights we have are significant. This is of interest to me because it represents all of our freedoms.
The flag’s colors are really bright, but have you ever wondered what they mean? The white represents innocence, blue means justice, and the red stands for hard work and valor. I think these colors are important because the colors represent our country.
This topic is meaningful to me because I think everyone should have a little knowledge of the flag that represents our great nation. Having a flag is an amazing honor, but it holds a huge responsibility. As well it holds freedom and rights for everyone in the U.S. A. This opportunity has really helped me connect more with the flag.

By Kendall Leonhardi
Have you ever seen someone disrespect the American flag? Well, I have. One time my family and I were at a baseball game and there were lots of people in the crowd that either had their hats on or were sitting down for the National Anthem. When I look at the flag, I think of freedom, respect, and bravery.
Freedom is something we often take for granted. In lots of other countries, they have no freedom. We are very lucky to have opportunities to go out and to do what we want. In the United States, all kids get an education, but in some other countries they have to stay home doing chores. I’m glad to say what I want to say, and to do what I want to do. I am very grateful for freedom.
Next is respect. You should always respect the flag. The flag is not something that you should throw around or treat like a toy. The flag is our nation’s symbol and you should always honor and respect it. When the national anthem is played, I will always stand up, put my right hand on my heart, and sing loud and proud.
The flag also represents bravery. Thousands of soldiers have fought for us. The soldiers risk their lives fighting to serve our country. They do so much for us to protect the country. When I think of them, I think of them as my heros who show bravery and the willingness to sacrifice.
In conclusion, I believe citizens should always respect the flag, our soldiers, and our country. The American Flag should always be thought of as a strong symbol of our great nation.

By Nevaeh Vera
Freedom, justice, and bravery, this is what the flag means to me. What does the flag mean to you?
The flag is a precious thing and needs special care. In order to keep the colors on the flag clean, you need to keep the flag away from dust, smoke, dirt, and other chemicals. When you need to clean the flag, you can wash it, but be careful the colors don’t bleed, nor should you fold a wet or damp flag. The last thing I have is that you need to keep the flag in a dark place to protect it from fading.
The flag stands for different things for different people. It stands for freedom, bravery, and justice. The 50 stars represent the 50 states, while the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Red, white and blue is the symbolic colors on the flag. The color red stands for hardiness and valor. White represents purity and innocence. Last but not least, blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
Honoring the American flag is something all Americans should do.It is so important that its history tells the story of America itself. When you pledge to the flag you have to have your right hand over your heart symbolizing the love of our country. Also to be respectful, schools do the Pledge of Allegiance every day, which was written in August 1892.
In conclusion, to me being in America is being free. It means that you treat other people with respect, and you do not judge people by their color, where they’re from or their beliefs. Being in America is being loyal and helping other people in every way you can.

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