The United States, One Big Family


imageThere has been a plethora of cataclysms over the years in the United States. From the attacks on September 11th in 2001, to Hurricane Sandy just last year. The United States has been able to come in sync as a whole and fight through every disincentive that comes our way. That’s why if I were to choose any place in the world to spend my time, with no regrets, I would choose the United States.

Though yes, we do not always agree as a whole; in any time of need, we always know that even people we have never met who live athwart the country will be there for us. From the fire fighters, police officers, and paramedics for 9/11 to the hundreds of thousands of civilians setting up care shelters for people in schools to bus stations. I know that no matter what this country goes through, that even though not everyone may agree with the regimentation, I know that we can always count on each other to be there. It feels great to know that you have somebody there for you, like a shoulder to lean on. Each state has forty nine shoulders to lean on.

It is so inspiring to me that we are all so coherent. It is inspiring to know that we are strengthened after every disenchant. Not only are we able to recover and get through the hard time, but we are able to rebuild and show we are worth it. After the attacks on September 11th, we had to recover, through the cleanup efforts and the shelters provided for people. After we were able to restore normality, we were able to show we are stronger by building the Freedom Tower.

I want to live in a country that I can be proud of and that I can be happy to live with no regrets. The United States provides that for me. The United States inspires me to not only recover, but to come back better than the first time and show them I am better and stronger than before. Living in the United States not only makes me feel proud of my country, but it makes me feel blessed. I was blessed to be born here in the United States and to be raised in a place where helping others is so important. Living here has taught me so many life lessons that I value such as put others before yourself and to never complain because somewhere across the Land of Liberty, someone could be suffering. It’s right there in the name, the United States, it’s true, we are united, we are a big family who argues sometimes over different views but in the end, all fifty states will always be there for each other. Overall, the United States provides a sense of unity that makes me proud to be an American and it makes me want to spend my time here.

About the Author: My name is Erica Johnson, I am fourteen years old. I am a member of the debate team, the environment club, the baking club, the Youth Humane Society, the Bridges club (helping the elderly), Interact (volunteer work), the Paws for a Cause club, and the American Red Cross club.

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2 responses to “The United States, One Big Family

  1. What a beautifully written tribute to the United States of America by the author. I agree with the author’s comments and feelings about the USA. It is a wonderful place to live and of course visit because the land and people have so much to offer. Come visit the USA!! Well done Erica!

  2. United States is the best of all places I’ve ever been. I love their culture, all people are nice. I would love to stay there again soon. That would be awesome!

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