Human Interest Stories

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 13: American Serviceman stand while the National Anthem is played during the Salute to Heroes cermony during the BNP Parisbas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 13, 2015 in Indian Wells, California.

With July 4th around the corner, people are talking all things USA!

Whether you live in America or in another country outside of it, we’re sure you have all kinds of thoughts and opinions about our great nation.

But can you describe it in just four words? What would you say?

To me, America means I can be free to be who I want and express what I feel. As an American, I can vote for the president of my choice, wear a tank top and not be judged and celebrate multiple holidays. America is a melting pot of people who all want to live happy and successful lives and that’s what makes our country the greatness that it is.

Some may define America with deeper meanings like pride, liberty and strong. Others might associate it with smoked BBQ porkchops, a cool case of Budlight or a trip to the baseball game with a pitcher of sweet tea and popcorn.

Let’s check out some of Twitter’s ideas.

Some of these are shared views, others are a lot more controversial. Read with an open mind. Isn’t America all about freedom of speech?



Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)

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