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Giant Hot Air Balloon Visits Somerset, NJ Elementary School to Honor Student Essay Contest Winner

June 8, 2010

For Immediate Release GIANT HOT AIR BALLOON VISITS SOMERSET, NJ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HONOR STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNER6th Grader’s Essay Best in State, She Gets to go Up, Up, and Away What the American Flag Means to Me If I were to say what the American Flag means to me, I would say freedom and opportunity.  Our ancestors fought diligently for what we have now, freedom of speech, religion, and more.  My father came to America twenty years ago.  Coming here was like a breath of fresh air.  He barely spoke a word of English and worked at his uncle’s carwash.  My dad struggled in his education but eventually succeeded and he feels he is the luckiest man on Earth.  Furthermore, I have more opportunity than my dad had.  “May I never wake up for the American Dream.”