The Flag That Flies Before Us

Matthew - 12110, New York
Entered on April 22, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
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The Flag That Flies Before US

Wednesday, April 22, 2009-I believe in the Flag of the United States of America. I agree with the laws stating that it cannot be flown during a rain storm, let it touch the ground, or be burned.

The flag is something that always has been an importance to me, and this virtue was taught to me at a very young age. Each day in grade school, junior high, and high school we had to face the flag and cover our hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance. Spending every day with the flag was another thing that made it important. In every sporting event that I have ever competed in or attended, the flag was in attendance. From elementary school basketball, to little league, and high school lacrosse to college lacrosse this same flag plays the same exact role to me.

The flag represents those who have, and are still defending our country. The flag is responsible for our pride in our own self and our nation. It is what differentiates us from the rest of the world and defines our borders. Without our flag of the United States of America we wouldn’t have solidarity for what our nation has become today. The flag is what helps remind us of those who came before us, and it cements our nation’s history.

It is important that we as Americans believe in our flag, and treat it with the same respect that we would like to be treated. I believe that the flag brings us all together under one roof. Although we are a uniquely diverse nation, this is ultimately the category that we can familiarize with. The differences that we have with one another are thrown out the window as we can stand together as one.

I believe in the flag of the United States of America. It is the symbol that creates us equal, and stands for the freedoms that we as the people are granted.