I was created in turmoil. War ravaged a nation when General George Washington paid a visit to the lady whose pew was next to his in church. Betsy Ross. The people needed a symbol. Something to unite them in their common dream for a free country. Thus, the American flag was born. And immediately flown in battle. And every battle since.
I am more than stars and stripes and fabric and stitches. I am the cries for victory, and the tears for fallen soldiers. I am battles fought on land, and wars waged at sea. I am hope in times of turmoil and pride in peaceful moments. I stand for everything you do. I am the American flag and I am how this country signs it's name.
If a nation is to stand tall,
it must first have citizens that stand tall.