What Does It Mean To Be An American in 2016?


Leaders and residents of Queens answer, “What Does It Mean To Be An American?” 
  • practicing and protecting our freedom (from prejudice and persecution)
    • free to think, speak, react and lead (our rights)
    • respecting the freedom of others (and being “politically correct”)
  • land of equal opportunity (civil rights and economic prosperity)
    • advancement with determination (push to do better)
    • improve our communities
    • solidarity, strength, united yet with individuality

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  • thriving in adversity (courageous)
  • embracing diversity (race, culture, religion, gender)
    • respecting differences (tolerance)
    • welcoming?
“the land of the free and the home of the brave!”