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Let's Show Some American Pride

Updated on November 16, 2012

Freedom of Speech

There aren't many countries left where citizens can speak out against their President, and threaten succession.
There aren't many countries left where citizens can speak out against their President, and threaten succession.

Through An Immigrant's Eyes

Today, I watched a very moving ceremony on a morning news show. A large group of immigrants took an oath to become citizens of our country. They were of many nationalities. Men and women, old and young, some already wore the uniform of our military. They all had something in common.....American Pride.

With tears in their eyes, they spoke of feeling that they have been born again. They pledged allegiance to our flag, and to our country.

This at a time when Americans in states all across this country, are signing documents wishing to secede from the United States of America. What must these new citizens think, when they hear natural born Americans speak such words against their country.

It is only because of our freedom, that citizens are allowed to speak against their country. Many of these new citizens probably would have been shot, in their homeland, if they had ever spoke openly against their government.

Maybe it is time for all of us that take our country for granted, to look at again, and look at it new....THROUGH AN IMMIGRANT'S EYES.

American Flag

Price of Freedom

Our Flag Stands for Freedom

If watched the previous video clip, you saw new Americans proudly waving the American Flag. Our country has many famous symbols, but our flag is probably the most universally recognized by all. It is flown in all fifty states, and every child learns the "Pledge of Allegiance" in school.

Why is it than, that some Americans, think it is right to fly their flags upside down? What would these new citizens, so thankful to be here, think of that?

The second verse of Lee Greenwood's famous song, "God Bless the USA" states...."I'd thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today. Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away."

Revisiting the Past

I think that a good way to appreciate what we have now, is to revisit the past. Look up some family history. Unless you are an American Indian, most like likely your family originally came from another land.

My family heritage is English and German. My maternal grandfather was born in Germany, and came to America at the age of eight. My maternal grandmother was of English heritage. They came here in time for the great depression, to live in a rural Minnesota town. My paternal grandparents were also German. As with immigrants today, they were proud Americans.

My husband's family originally came from Ireland and Scotland. About six years ago, we took a trip to Ireland, and were able to trace some of his roots.

What I am trying to say here is that at one time, we were all proud new Americans. Our children, and grandchildren will grow up proud, if we will just look at the world through their eyes, and our ancestors eyes.

The eyes of immigrants!

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      susansisk 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read, and thank you , and your husband for what you do to support our country.

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      Julie 5 years ago

      Thirteen years as a Soldier, and I still love seeing the U.S. flag on my husband's uniform. He recently returned from his 2nd tour overseas, and he told me that there really isn't anything like the feeling of stepping foot back onto U.S. soil. Thank you for the great hub!