Carlos Guzman - Define American

Carlos Guzman

Little Rock, AR

Greetings, From the tip of Alaska to tip of South America, being American means respecting each others differences and celebrating what unites us. It is embracing evolution not a revolution. Being an American is more than an apple pie, is it harvesting sustainable apples. Being an American is having a heart that pumps blood throughout the body that gives us soul. To define American is to see the hard work and sacrifice. It is being truthful, faithful and loyal to the American Flag, it is a feeling that brings us tears as we sing the national anthem, or proclaim its pledge of Allegiance. It is more than watching a football game, eating a thanksgiving dinner, and opening presents on Christmas Day, it is spending time with those we love. Defining American does not confine us into a border, it is knowing our worth and values, and building bridges instead of walls. It is reaching out to those who are in need, it is to pick them up instead of knocking them down. American means holding no grudge, hate, or vengeance. It is taking responsibility, and taking a step back. It is trusting in God that together we will bring a more perfect union into reality.

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