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Veterans Day honors people who were in the armed forces. Soldiers, sailors, and pilots who served the United States are all veterans.
On Thanksgiving Day people give thanks for what they have. This tradition was started by the Pilgrims many years ago.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King worked to make laws that would be fair to all people. Each year, Americans honor his work.
On President’s Day people honor two important Presidents of the United States: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
On Memorial Day, citizens of the United States remember the people who fought and died in wars.
The United States flag stands for our country. Towns have parades and sing our national anthem on Flag Day.
Our Flag 1. Our flag has 13 stripes of red and white. 2. It has 50 white stars on a blue field. 3. Put your right hand over your heart when you salute. 4. Say the pledge while you salute. 5. Never let the flag touch the ground. 6. Fly the United States flag above all others. 7. Take the flag down or illuminate it at night.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. PLEDGE: promise ALLEGIANCE: loyalty REPUBLIC: nation INDIVISIBLE: cannot be divided LIBERTY: freedom JUSTICE: fairness
On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our country’s birthday. The United States was born on July 4, 1776.
Songs of Our Nation
“America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain, America, America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.
“America” by Samuel F. Smith My country, ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, From every mountain-side Let freedom ring.
“God Bless America” by Irving Berlin God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above, From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home sweet home.
Courage means acting bravely. It takes courage to be honest and tell the truth. Rosa Parks was a very brave woman.
Responsibility means doing all your work when you are asked to do it.
Fairness means acting to make things fair for everyone.
Caring is helping others. Listening helps us know how others feel. These kids care about the environment.
Patriotism is being proud of your country and working to help your country.
Respect means paying attention to what other people want and believe. Treating others with respect helps everyone get along.
Civic Duty is good citizenship. It means helping your town live and work together.
Be a good citizen. Help your school and your community.
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