memorial-dayWith Flag Day celebrated this Friday, June 14, we wanted to share with you part of an essay by 4th grader Arianna Long-Hobbs from New York.

“The flag reminds me of my great-grandfather who was in WWII and fought for this country.  I’m proud of him, and every time I sing the Star Spangled Banner, I think of him and all the veterans.  I wake up in the morning knowing I am safe.  I am allowed to dress the way I want and also am able to have my own opinions.  The flag reminds me that I can stand up for my rights.”

What does our flag remind you of?