What it means to an American

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America is a place and a symbol. The term "American" is also symbolic. To be American also stand's for beliefs, the music, as well as the people that come from this great nation. The people of this great nation. Speak all languages from around the earth. The beliefs of the American people come from all over this great world, from the furthest corners of Africa to the urban areas of America. Americans believe in pride , freedom and equality. To be a American means to be prod of freedom and individualism, the term also means to stand up for what you believe in and fight for it.

The present way of life is deceiving , it is hard to hold your head up and say, "I am an American"! When you look around all you see is tension everywhere. You have to hold your head up and believe in freedom and the sacrifice of the American military.

Many men and women have laid down their lives for us in the US, and around the world.

I see my father and I think about what he went threw and said "what an obligation that he had as a soldier". I think my father is a great American that stands up for what he believes in life as he lives day to day life, as a true American.

I believe an American is someone who wishes to be free from oppression and disbelief. An American is someone who wishes to live in peace.

As I write this tonight I think about what qualities I have as an American. I try to stand up for what I believe in and be a man of my word.

So as I leave you with this thought I hope...