|i pledge allegiance|
Star spangled bangs in the black sky. Sparks and sparkles ignite shattering the dark … and silence, to the percussion of explosions. Watchers ooh and ahh as the sky show erupts to a baseline of God Bless America, home of the brave and land of freedom echoing strong and respectful.
We are a country built on individuality and possibility. A chance to do and become and have a voice took blood and work then, as well as now.
So, during our sparklers and smoke bombs, hot dogs, potato salad and apple pie, river-floating, water balloon fighting, baseball games and parades, I plan to take time to remember what all the noise is about. Simple stated my country and freedom; the men and women who work to defend it. I’m able to voice my opinions and live without the oppression that faces so many around the world.
We are a strong, stubborn and tenacious people. We are Americans and I salute our independence and our hero soldiers.
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