The American Flag means many things to many people. Fifty stars, thirteen stripes, freedom, liberty, patriotism, and safety are the most common. There are fifty stars for fifty states united together, and thirteen stars represent thirteen colonies that pulled together to create the beginning of the United States. For some Americans, it does not mean much of anything past the idea that it is just the flag of America.
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The flag isn’t just a piece of cloth to show that ‘America’ exists. It is there to represent us. People would die for the flag, just as they would die for their country, there is no difference. I would die for the flag and for my country so my kids and grandchildren and others may have peace, freedom, and security from evil.
As a boy, I had a patriotic view of life. As a young man at the age of twenty, I experienced firsthand living or dying protecting my country. As an older adult veteran, I would still do the same. Freedom is worth the price.
To me, the USA American flag represents unity, freedom, independence, bravery, sacrifice, free speech, free worship, and the right to bear arms. The American flag depicts the spirit of America as I knew it when I was a soldier in Vietnam, that is the freedom to worship and pray, fearing the Creator God, and practicing Judeo-Christian core values. The box around the stars (50 states), to me, means a government both national, and within each State to benefit us that is of the people, by the people, and for the people who love conservative values and capitalism. May God bless those of us who still believe in America the way I do.
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Larry D. Tyler