Be the change you want to see!
I would be honored to hear your thoughts regarding these symbols, how America still has a most awesome heritage and is a wonderful place to truly "live free" in the world. Nothing is perfect but we strive to get better and better all the time, in every way. I know we have lots of challenges now - but remember:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.http://www.archives.gov/
It is up to each of us to choose to instill these values in ourselves as well as our children, grandchildren, families and to remind all - of the battles we have fought and are winning for civil rights, religious freedom, the freedom to choose to be whatever we want to be. The ongoing battles for women's rights, the battles to defend all our brothers and sisters no matter what race, creed or color and to celebrate the fact that our "Great Country" continues to progress, evolve and learn from our past mistakes. Let us choose to come together and be better brothers and sisters to all of our citizens. Please do not allow the divisiveness that many are instigating.
In plant symbolism the Red Rose means True love. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_symbolism
National symbols of the United States- Symbols - http://en.wikipedia.org/
Flag of the United States Seal of the United States Bald eagle, Uncle Sam General Grant (tree), American's Creed, Pledge of Allegiance, Rose, Oak American bison Phrygian cap
"The Star-Spangled Banner" "Dixie" "America the Beautiful" "Stars and Stripes Forever" "Hail to the Chief" "Hail, Columbia" "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" "God Bless America" "The Army Goes Rolling Along" "Anchors Aweigh" "Marines' Hymn" "Semper Fidelis" "The Air Force Song" "Semper Paratus" "The Washington Post March" "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" "Yankee Doodle" "You're a Grand Old Flag" "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
In God We Trust E Pluribus Unum Novus Ordo Seclorum Annuit cœptis.
Statue of Liberty Liberty Bell Mount Rushmore Golden Gate Bridge National Mall Mississippi River.
In North America
Rose-picking in the Rose Valley near the town of Kazanlak in Bulgaria, 1870s; engraving by Austro-Hungarian traveller Felix Philipp Kanitz
In 1986 it was named the floral emblem of the United States, and it is the provincial flower of Alberta (the wild rose) in Canada. It is the state flower of four US states: Iowa and North Dakota (R. arkansana), Georgia (R. laevigata), and New York (Rosa generally). Portland, Oregon counts "City of Roses" among its nicknames, and holds an annual Rose Festival, as does Pasadena, California, holding the Tournament of Roses Parade since 1890 in conjunction with the Rose Bowl since 1902. In April 2011, the United States government space program agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration celebrated the Hubble Space Telescope's 21st anniversary by releasing an image of spiral galaxies positioned in a rose-like shape.