Now, more than ever, we need to remember why we are proud to be Americans. Ours is a nation that strives for the highest ideals of liberty and integrity, and we are privileged to live under a Constitution that affirms the inherent dignity and God-given rights of every individual. We are blessed to call America home.
This Independence Day, make your pride for America go viral! Here are 3 ways you can share what makes you a #ProudAmerican:
Ways to Share
- Share the message locally.
A simple but powerful message can make a difference in your community. Take the time to share locally why you are a #ProudAmerican.
Inspiration for what to share:
- Share why you are a #ProudAmerican.
- Share what being an American means to you.
- Talk about the importance of America’s founding principles, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence.
- Express gratitude for those who have served in the Armed Forces.
- Express gratitude for your local police officers, firemen, and first responders.
Inspiration for ways to share:
- Make a poster or sign and put it in your window or on your lawn. Tag it with #ProudAmerican. Here are a few signs you can print!
- Get your kids involved! Use sidewalk chalk and write your message on your driveway or sidewalk.
- Put your sign in the window of your car and drive around with it.
- Serve your community. There is no better way to express gratitude than by sharing it with others through service. If they ask what motivated your kindness, be direct: “I feel blessed to live in America and just wanted to share my gratitude by doing some good.”
- Share the message on social media.
Whether you are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email, you can help spread the message and invite others to participate.
- Tag your posts with #ProudAmerican so others can follow along.
- Take pictures of your sign and post it online.
- Share the stories and memories that have made you proud to be an American.
- Record a video message of your own and post it.
- Invite others to join with you in sharing why they are proud to be an American.
- Share the message with family and friends.
- Make time on Independence Day for more than just hot dogs and fireworks. A short lesson with kids and grandkids about America’s founding principles can make a lasting impression. Say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the national anthem, read the Declaration of Independence, or discuss the importance of the Bill of Rights.
- Learn more about what makes America a land of freedom and opportunity. Explore the foundation of our republic with Heritage’s Guide to the Constitution at heritage.org/constitution.
Whatever you do, let others know that it’s okay to be a #ProudAmerican
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