No matter where you are from, if you are proud of your nationality, don’t be ashamed to say so. I live in the United States of America. It’s a county with a lot of greatness, great good and great bad. I don’t believe my country is all that different from others considering that they all have a lot of people who want a lot of things, and there’s no way to please everyone.
I won’t pretend to be happy with everything that’s occurred in my country’s past or present, but I am still proud to be an “American”, a term that doesn’t truly define the specific nature of my nationality since there are several countries in North and South America, but that’s indicative of where I’m from. Not everything in the U.S. is black and white or makes clear sense. Sometimes that’s a very good thing and sometimes it’s not.
Today is Memorial Day, and while for some it marks the beginning of their summer, here’s a little video from the History Channel explaining why we really observe this day. I would like to believe that every country in some form or another has a Memorial Day-like celebration, because all nations need to be reminded from time to time of the past so we can all better look toward the future.
This is an updated and reposted post.
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