Flat Stanley wants to wish you all a VERY Happy Fourth of July! It’s a special day for our country. Independence day is a day to celebrate being an American by what we call patriotism.
Nana loves the BBQ’s and fireworks and parades with flags flying high! In this parade, George Washington was on the grand finale’ float. It’s a big flowery flatbed of a truck that is decorated with fancy chairs for the parade stars to ride on.
Flat Stanley saw George Washington and immediately recognized him as our first president. You know he wanted to, you know he had to; you know he DID!
Flat Stanley jumped right up on that float and shook President George Washington’s hand.
Nana went to get Flat Stanley down and overheard their conversation before taking him by the hand.
“Mr. Washington, what do you think of our world today?”
“Well, Flat Stanley, I think there’s one thing all of us could do to make America better and better. Number one, I think is being kind to one another. Are you a kind person Flat Stanley?” George Washington asked him.
“I’m very kind,” he responded quickly; “why, see that chair that I hauled all the way from home carried on my flat back?” I let that nice man have it, because he has a cane, and was struggling standing too long.”
George Washington smiled a happy smile as Nana helped Flat Stanley back to the street side, allowing the parade to continue.
“Keep up the good work, Flat Stanley! Each and every one of us can make this country a better place just by being more kind to one another. Showing kindness by accepting and loving each other is what makes America the wonderful nation that it has always been!”
So, as you’re watching the fireworks, parades and enjoying BBQ’s today…try to think of how we can be better citizens of this great nation.
I hope you enjoy doing what you love best today with family and friends.
Nana enjoyed her day watching the Red Sox win! I will be on vacation this week, so please be on the lookout for more Flat Stanley stories to come next week!