Definition Essay on Loyalty

1185 Words Jan 28th, 2012 5 Pages
For Which We Stand

Loyalty, does it still exist today? I am of the opinion that it does; after all, our loyalty to God, family and country is what we stand for. Although, loyalty can be described by many other words, such as, faithfulness, commitment, obligation, devotion and allegiance. Therefore, the true meaning of loyalty may be left up the individual. Finding what loyalty means to me began in the summer of 1992. I was offered an employment opportunity by my uncle, Richard Graham. In particular, a sales position at the Ford dealership he recently had purchased. Since I was only twenty one years old, this seemed like a great opportunity to better myself. Although, southern Ohio, was once a thriving industrial community, it had
…show more content…
So she agreed to the test and it came back positive. Seven months later we were blessed with a healthy seven pound, eight ounce baby girl. We named her Shelby Taylor, but we have always just called her by her middle name. Although, I never comprehended the love my parents had for me till this special day; I had became one my self! About four and a half years later god blessed us with another little angle, once again it was a little girl, we named Bailey. Having a wife and children has given me a whole new perspective on loyalty and how it is the strong and sturdy trunk that holds up the family tree. Loyalty, commitment, devotion, allegiance and most of all love are all family values we believe in and try to instill in our children. Allegiance to a country that gives us the opportunity to live happily as a family. Consequently, without the strong willed families of our ancestors we would have no country today. The United States Constitution, the American flag, the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty are all symbols of freedom. Recognized around the globe, Americans are the leaders of the free world. Not only do they represent freedom but also people, loyal people willing to up hold the Constitution at any cost. “One Nation under God with liberty and justice for all” those words taken from the “Pledge of Allegiance”. We find a way through tough times, and if we can not find a way then we will make one. As a result, I am very proud to be an

Related Documents