America is a country worth fighting for By Tyler Walls E-Mail Print Comments (2) Recommend (0) Reprint or license
Text Size: tool nameclose tool goes here At times like this, we often push blame on one person or organization for the way our country is being ran or problems that are going on. Somehow, America likes to choose sides and point the finger at someone else. What we all fail to realize is what this country was founded on and what is going on in present day.
Whether you like war or not, whether you like being overseas or not, whether you agree with the battles our country goes through every day, it's happening. I have learned over the years a lot about this great country, and growing up with a father that was in the military, I am very blessed and proud to be an American. In the past few years, I am especially proud, seeing my father guard soldiers' graves, or flying to D.C. to be part of the memorial ceremonies, or simply riding in a crowd full of motorcycles, raising awareness for how grateful we truly should be of our military.
Because it's not about race or ethnicity; it's not about this country or that country. It's not about if you're from the East or the West, the North or the South. It's not about Democrats or Republicans or any other party in this government. It's about men and women giving their lives to defend a land so great, a country so promising, and supporting them in whatever endeavors they might try. It's about humans being willing to sacrifice everything they have to achieve a common goal, so that we people in the United States of America can live normal, civilized lives. And to think about all the prisoners of war still overseas that might never come home to their families is a thought that should help us put all petty differences aside.
We are Americans. One nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I look at the flag and I don't just see red, white and blue. I see the races, ethnicities, cultures and different people that represent my country. The ones that are fighting for me. The pool of diversity that should end all diversity. I am merely an 18-year-old boy. And I am very grateful to my parents for always teaching me the respect and thankfulness I should have for my country. I am without a doubt 100 percent overjoyed to live in America and be an American.
So for a few minutes I would like for everyone to remove their hats and pay tribute, a moment of silence if you will, to the men and women who served and will continue to serve for us. To all members of the military or to those who have served in the military, thank you for everything you do and have done for me. Welcome home.