Kristin Wailes

Why I honor the American flag

There are three main reasons why I honor the American flag. The flag symbolizes our country, it shows the bravery of our soldiers and it represents that we have freedom in our country.

The American flag symbolizes our country because all the symbols, stripes and colors mean something important. 

The 50 stars represent all the 50 states in our country, the 13 stripes stand for the first 13 colonies of the United States. The red represents hardiness and valor. White represents purity and innocence, and the blue represents perseverance and justice. 

All these things represent America and what our country stands for. 

The American flag shows bravery of our soldiers. 

The flag shows this because it shows the sacrifice that the soldiers make to protect our country. Our soldiers are very brave because they know that when they leave their homes to go into the military, they might not return. American soldiers go into dangerous places knowing something terrible could happen. Many soldiers lose their lives fighting for and protecting America. By honoring the American flag we are also honoring the lives lost protecting us.

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier that died protecting it” – Unknown

The American flag represents freedom. 

Our country has freedom because we earned it. Freedom is not free and many people have made huge sacrifices for our country to have freedom. I honor the flag because we have the freedom to dream, we have religious freedom and have the freedom to live our lives how we want as long as we follow the laws. Freedom is something we have in our country because our soldiers sacrificed their lives to protect our country and our flag. 

Why do I honor the American flag? 

Well, overall, I honor the American flag because it symbolizes our country, the flag shows the bravery of our soldiers and it represents the freedom we have in our country. This is why I honor the American flag.

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