Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Does Patriotism Still Matter?

This was written by my 12 year old son, and he's got the spark! The future looks bright.

Does Patriotism Still Matter?


By David Williams

Yes, patriotism does still matter, if we didn’t have patriots we would be poor and have no rights. When 911 struck we didn’t give up, we took a stand. We have to support our country, our United States of America. To support our country we must never forget the men that fought and died for the freedom we have today.

Betsy Ross created the American Flag as a sign of freedom to represent the USA. The thirteen stripes represent the thirteen colonies and the fifty stars represent the states. The red stand for bravery, the white stands for peace, and blue stands for truth. Betsy Ross chose these colors to represent the people of this nation.

The police, the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Army, the Air force, Firefighters and the National Guard are all heroes of this nation. They have all given their lives for our country. And as patriots we should give recognition to these heroic men and women.
My father is a patriot he has been deployed five times; he has even dodged a bullet. In my eyes, my dad is the biggest patriot I know. My dad is a proud member of the military. He has been in the Marine Corps for 16 years. He is currently a Gunnery Sergeant and is working on becoming a Master Sergeant. Whenever my dad goes overseas I get a little worried, but I know he will be okay, he always comes home. And every time he comes home he brings my family and I special gifts from foreign countries and we make a sign to welcome him home. I love my patriotic dad.

I pledge Allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The day we lose our patriotism will be the day we lose our freedom, so GOD BLESS AMERICA!