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The following is the prize-winning essay written by Patricia Brooks which mon the coveted First
Prize in the local and District American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest in 19552
Dear People of the United States:
I am your flag. I am red, white and blue. My red stands
for the blood that was shed to keep my country free. My
white stands for the purity and honesty of you, my people,
while the blue on me stands for the ocean crossed to main?
tain this wonderful land you call .. the United States of
I stand for love, purity, and freedom.
I started out with 13 stars on me. Thirteen is supposed
to be an unlucky number.But not for me, no sir. I changed
and instead of 13, I now have 48 stars on me to represent
Betsy Ross designed me, or so they say ,.,. and I was first
made of a white petticoat, an old faded blue shirt, and
a piece of red underwear. I wasn't the best, but I was
proud of representing a new and young nation. You weren't
much either, but you and I grew, didn't we? You grew into
a strong nation. A democratic nation with happy and care-
free people. I grew into a big, happy and better flag. I
stand for your country...and all your rights and Freedoms.
I will keep on standing and flying over your democracy,..
watching you grow even more. I, your Star Spangled Banner,
will watch you protect me and all I stand for,I will watch
little children and organizations salute me because I stand
for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I will fly over your capitol, over schools, in classrooms,
and over playgrounds. George Washington and Betsy Ross had
an idea I would grow, but maybe if they could see me now,
they would be surprised at how much I represent. With every
star on me and every stripe on me, I will try to stand up-
right and make you as proud of me as I am proud of you.
Your Star-Spangled Banner
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Tb the Students of Lincoln: . I
The publication of the Railsplitter gives me the opportunity to extend to you my gre
and best wishes. .
Tb the eighth graders who are leaving, may I offer my sincere congratulations on the
letion of the first phase of their education, and my hope that their future careers will be
cessful and happy.
To those sixth and seventh graders who will be members of the Lincoln Student Body n
year, may I wish a pleasant, profitable year ahead.
To all of you may I quote from John Wesley's 'Rules of Conduct'g '
'Do all the good you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can,
At all the times you can, Tb all the people you can, As long as ever you can.'
Leroy Carlson, Principal
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