When I imagine America, I see a flag billowing in the wind, the stripes and stars majestic in the air. I see soldiers and people together, saying the “Pledge of Allegiance,” unified. I see loyalty, love, peace, family, friends, and allies.
In the United States, many situations have been solved, but one still remains, the gaps. Throughout American history there has been so many racial and gender gaps; such as slavery and money. All people need to give everyone a chance even if they are different genders, or different races. Discrimination needs to end, in my America, no one is discriminated against.
I believe in an America where there are no homeless veterans. Throughout the country our soldiers come home and find that they no longer have a home. They resort to living in the street or shelters. The human beings who fought for your life, who saved your home from guns, and bombs are not always being given the respect they deserve. The least we could do for them is welcome them home warmly. Our nation should and can create a life for the people that have saved our lives.
I create in my mind an America I can believe in, one where all people are free, where patriotism is favored. Where I can be me. Where you can be you. There would not be any war, there would be peace across the county, no suicides, or shootings, one where you can protect yourself, but not be considered dangerous. I want an America where I can be president, where all races, all genders, all ages, can be anything.
“One flag, one land, one hear, one hand, one nation, evermore!” this inspiring quote was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes. I imagine the country coming together after conflict, and coming home to a warm and welcome family. I can imagine parades in honor of the soldiers, parties with the president, as each troop comes home from a long war. I can imagine a birthplace where there are no threats. I feel thankful, that I can have education, food, shelter, water, a safe home to go to. I can see a memorial in each state showing those who have died for us. This is what I imagine in a perfect America.
Our students are interesting, creative and thoughtful writers. They create the school newsletter and write papers throughout the year. We hope you enjoy their published work. These works are from former graduates.