Citizen: (n) a legal personage of a country
He loves his country but not to the exclusion of others.
She salutes the flag but well knows the weaknesses of her government.
He is offended but doesn’t become offensive by dishonoring the nation.
He learns from the past, to bless the present, to set in motion a better future.
She weeps over those who have been wounded by history and joins them hand-in-hand to make sure it never happens that way again.
He doesn’t demand that everybody do things his way, but instead, tries to understand their journey, their perspective and their patriotism.
She stops complaining about inequality and every day proves through her life that she is equal to the challenge.
He freely admits where his homeland has failed.
She celebrates the times when common sense overcame political patronage.
They joined together to believe in a country that has heart and soul, and not just mind and strength.
They are citizens.
They make us great.
They make our country possible.
They are the currency of this nation’s wealth.