Alexandra Z.

America's Freedom

We Sing the Star Spangled Banner patriotically,
Our voices ring out true and enthusiastically.

Veterans are proud Americans, who fought in many wars,
They fought to free the country that is mine and yours.

Stars and stripes represent our country that is free,
American is what I am proud to be.

The cracked Liberty Bell rings in our hearts,
In Philadelphia, where our freedom starts.

We salute our lost soldiers at annual Memorial Day Parades,
Our wounded soldiers are cared for by doctors, nurses, and aides.

America the Beautiful is played on a piano joyfully,
The pianist plays our patriotic song skillfully.

Tearful moments of silence help us remember,
Remembering our soldiers, our hearts surrender.

In school we have moments of silence,
During this time, I remember the past times of violence.

In school, I pledge allegiance to the flag,
During which, I never sit on a beanbag.

In history class, I learn of my country’s past success,
And how Betsy Ross knitted our flag in a dress.

I learn of all fifty of my country’s free states,
As well as some of their important historical dates.

My freedom even extends to the music, in which I listen,
Some of these songs teach me a life lesson.

I can express my freedom with sports,
It starts with softball and then all other sorts.

My freedom is a big part of me,
I can truly express who I want to be.


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