The United States is a wonderful place to live! We have many rights and freedoms.
Did you know that people from all over the world travel hundreds and thousands of miles so they can live in America. Some people even risk their lives. Why? Because, America is one of the best places in the world to live! We should feel very grateful and privileged to be living in America, and we should want to keep our counrty, clean, safe and free. "But I'm just a little kid, "you say". "What can I do for my country?"
One of the most important things you can do for your country is to learn how to be the best you can be and work hard in the classroom.
Why? Because the harder you work the smarter you'll be when you grow up and you'll become a better person as you develop. Kind, caring, smarter people make good citizens, and good citizens make smarter choices for our country. Today, think about what choices you will make for our country when you grow up. Then be a good citizen and be the best you can be in the classroom.