Happy 4th of July weekend! Not only is this the time of the year when we barbecue and watch fireworks, it is also the time of year when we show pride in our great nation. How about we all extend that a bit by doing a few random acts of kindness this weekend in honor of the 4th? Here are a few suggestions!
-Salute someone in uniform. Find a way to honor our military service men and women. Here are some other ideas. After all, they are the ones giving us liberty.
-Bring a flag to a veteran you know, or bring flags to the cemetery for any military or unadorned stones. You can also rest a flag at a park or other location that honors our heroes. Without their bravery, we would not be a nation of freedom today.
-Clean up litter. Recycle. Let’s do whatever we can preserve our home sweet home so that it is still in tact for generations to come.
-Be accepting and respectful of everyone, regardless of our differences. That is what makes this country a melting pot. It is what makes our nation a democracy.
-Utilize our freedom of speech. Give a compliment or send an email to someone to show your appreciation for their efforts. Let the people in your life know that you are grateful for them.
-Have the courage to stand up for those who are being bullied. Truth and justice should be for all.
-Use your manners. Say phrases like good morning, please, thank you and excuse me. Better yet, hold the door for someone or let them go in front of you. Help others who are less fortunate. Some patriots might call that the spirit of brotherhood. I call it allegiance. (Not to mention common courtesy.)
-Call your grandparents or video chat with them so they can see you. Better yet, visit them. We need to do a better job of honoring our forefathers. This land was their land first, after all.
-Behave in a way that shows why we are the U.S. of A. by raising your own flag, wearing patriotic colors, saying the pledge with pride, and celebrating this great nation we call home. This is the one common factor that brings us all together.
Happy 4th of July everyone!
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