I proudly stand facing the American Flag during the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance as a sign of respect for "ALL" Americans that have given their lives, been injured and that have served this great nation to defend our freedom! I am grateful to be a USA NATIVE, raised in America and that I still live in America. In my opinion, this country remains the land of the free and the home of the brave as our anthem says. The USA is still the land of opportunity and the "American Dream" does exist.
Are we as a nation perfect, no! Is our government and our representatives without flaws, no! Do we need to get better, sure!
With all of that said, I will be a patriotic AMERICAN and live in the United States of America until I die!
Therefore, as a thankful American citizen I will continue to honor our American Flag for the freedom it represents.