I am an American because of my heritage and how my family helps and has helped the country.
My mom, a pharmacist who keeps other people feeling good and healthy.
My dad, a nurse who flew medical helicopters, and in the army was a green beret for 20 years.
My Aunt, a retired marine who owned an elderly home and volunteers weekly.
My cousin, a marine who might move into the military.
My cousin, works with dogs that are in danger and saves them and works and trains them.
My brother, volunteers often with my Aunt.
Me, I volunteer with my Aunt and work with my sports teams to help out in the community.
This is how me and my family have helped out in the community of people who were less fortunate than others, or are growing too old to be able to help themselves, or people who have been hurt in a battle or other accident, and lastly people who are sick or have any injuries that need to be treated. Lastly, all of my family that was in the military fought for the most important thing in the world, freedom.
Another way I am American is that my family came to America nearly 250 years ago and they came here with a very little amount of money, and my parents and grandparents had to often work in the family business either running the counter or outside pulling up plants and vegetables from the garden at the age of 10 or 1. And I am always reminded of this so I do lots of chores, and volunteer when I can and try to help out others when I can.
This makes me American because my family had to start out in poverty and slowly make their way up so that me and my brother wouldn’t have to work for a business when we are really young and we could focus on school and other things we enjoy. Also like most Americans I had to do some work to get some of the things I wanted it didn’t just show up and that teaches respect for hard work. Lastly, I am American because I am free and that is really important because I can speak my mind and I know that most of my family was in a very important war or battle and that is what everyone loves, their freedom, so I am American because my family fought for the most important thing to Americans, Freedom.