Torrington’s winning Memorial Day essay

May 26, 2019 344

BY: Abigail Fragione

“America - Land of the Free, Home of The Brave,” means something to each individual who lives in America. To me, this statement hits closer to home, because of the long history of veterans in my family. My family’s journey started in Italy and ends in America. As immigrants, America was a place to be free and was considered a land of opportunity.

My great-great grandparents believed in America as the land of the free. They passed that on to their children, who served bravely to ensure that America would remain free. Their example of service inspires me today to serve my community and help those in need. 

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