Another day of summer camp here at Camp Cherokee had dawned. As our campers and staff stood at attention watching the flag being raised, I began to reflect on the nation the banner represented. As we pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States, my heart filled with pride for our country. No matter what other people say, I will always stand behind her, and here's why:
There are those who would spend their time debating which presidential candidates are more fit for the job. There are those who would spend their time arguing whether certain laws should be enforced or not and discussing politics. There are those who would spend their time relying on the government for everything.
But for me, America is not made of presidents. America is not made of laws or politics. America is not made of government.
America is made of people, citizens like you and me, thriving on a rich heritage of faith and courage. Without people, America would never be. Yes, there may be problems in the government, but what really matters is how we treat our fellow citizens; our neighbors down the street. There will always be things to complain about, but our focus should always be on our brothers and sisters who stand beside us, pledging their honor to our great nation.
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."