I remember the year I realized I loved the U.S.
I was teaching U.S. history to eighth grade students, and we were reading and discussing the U.S. Constitution together. I remember being struck with the wisdom, elegance, and foresight of this document.
Later that same year, my students and I memorized the preamble of the Constitution together. Every morning, we would recite it: “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.”