American Legion Essay.
Why I’m Proud to Be An American.
We live in the greatest country ever to exist and I am thankful for that. America has many faults, but I still think it’s the best place in the world to live. I am thankful for America for many reasons, but here are my top 4.
1. We live in a country today that can now say that anybody can aspire to be president. Barack Obama’s election to the office of president is a great thing for America. I am proud that we as Americans have started to put race behind us and elect officials based on who they are. For this I am very thankful today.
2. We have the freedom of religion in America. It does not matter what you believe, you are free to worship how you please in America. That is not the case in many places around the world. Many people are persecuted for what they believe all over this globe. I believe that each of us should be allowed to choose what we believe, and nobody should be able to take that away. I am thankful that I live in a country where that can’t happen.
3. I am very thankful for each and every man and woman that is serving or has served in the military. Each of you are the reason that the first two things are true. The sacrifice that you have made is what makes me free. I am extremely grateful for everyone who has fought and died so that I could live a better life today. You are what makes this the greatest country this world has ever known.
4. And last, I am thankful for my family, good health, friends, a roof over my head, nice meals, and my freedom.