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    My father served at a military base for three years, and my grandfather did also. My great grandfather served in World War II as a merchant marine, and he is still alive today. My two cousins are currently serving in the U.S. navy. The United States flag means a lot to me. The United States flag tells me that I am safe, and that the soldiers serving are willing to fight and give their lives for our country and our people. The United States flag means that our soldiers dedicated their lives to serve for their country’s safety and freedom. The United States flag stands for the bravery of our soldiers when they were fighting for equality and unity. The red and white stripes stand for the thirteen New England colonies and the fifty stars…

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    “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” ("Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America | Britannica.com," n.d.) Citizens across this great land know the pledge of allegiance by heart and show their patriotism for this country in many different ways. Throughout this country many men and women choose to join the military run for political office…

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    Burning the Flag of the United States of America The First Amendment gives people the right to do the most unbelievable outrageous things and get away with it. Under the United States Constitution, the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of…

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    with contempt. A pledge is a vow, an oath, a promise, an assurance of something. What does a citizen promise when they take that pledge? Do they promise just to obey the laws of this country, or is there something more substantive to the oath than that? We pledge allegiance. What is that? Loyalty, commitment, adherence, faithfulness, fidelity and duty. We pledge loyalty to a flag. So what is our…

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    names ‘Old Glory’, ‘Stars and Stripes’, ’Star-Spangled Banner’,’ Grand Union Flag’ or ‘the Continental Colors’. Whichever name it’s been called this standard has brought forth emotional,…

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    was requested by George Washington to make the First American Flag. Also at the age of 21, she eloped across the Delaware River to Gloucester, New Jersey. After all of this Betsy has been gifted with a Philadelphia bridge named in her honor. The story of Betsy Ross is incredible with her family, making the first American flag, and why not all people thought she made the American Flag. “For eight hours a day she was taught reading, writing, and sewing. After completing her schooling, Betsy's…

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    Not only must they overcome the obstacles that they’re faced with while in primary and secondary school but they must also learn to endure the challenges that come their way after high school and on their path to college. An Idaho Latina Activist, spoke about the heartbreaking conversations she’s had with students and parents since the enactment of DACA. She said that parents are heartbroken to see their children fall into a state of depression when they find out that the DACA act is not all it…

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    Taking a Stance on History. Turn on the television or listen to the radio and the topic of conversation is about oppression, police brutality, the American flag and the National Anthem. Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are being bombarded in support and disgust for the topics. Media corporations attempt to segregate us once more instead of trying to seek an understanding that will provide mutual benefit, and positive productive discussions on the issues. Regardless of where one…

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    The Perilous Fight: Protesting the Desecration of the American Flag Jeszenia McGuire Elms College On November 10th, 2016 Hampshire College, a small, private, and grossly expensive liberal arts institution in Amherst, Massachusetts flew their flag at half-staff following the victory of President-Elect Donald J. Trump. Sometime in the early morning hours of the following day, a group of unknown students set fire to the fundamental symbol of our country’s freedom. After this development,…

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    Every morning, I stand to salute the flag of the United States of America and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Each time I do I see a familiar handful of students purposely not standing. They have forgotten, perhaps even chosen to forget, the sacrifices made by their American forefathers. They are too selfish and care too much about themselves, so they have forgotten those who have been wounded or made the ultimate sacrifice of their very lives that we might live in a free…

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