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Freedom by Angellica Mattson

I was born free

As so I thought

Until the day

My heart forgot

As I awoke

That September day

Everyone was saying

Someone’s trying to take our freedom away

They tried to scare us

But we made them see

That stars and stripes

Don’t go down that easily

For those we lost

I will always remember

For those who fought

I will never surrender

I’m proud to be an American

So, I must say

That I like living

In the USA

Angellica is the daughter of a veteran who recently passed away. This is a poem in his honor, written about 9/11.