Itamar J.

  • 5th Grade
  • Florida

What does America mean to you?

By Itamar J.
Coral Springs, Florida

After surviving the Holocaust, my great-grandparents struggled to rebuild their broken lives. They had no family, money, or home but longed to create a bright future for their family. America beckoned, offering them a haven of peace, freedom, and opportunity; a chance to finally heal and begin life anew.

After a tedious journey, they arrived. The Statue of Liberty filled their broken hearts with hope and promise.

To me, America means peace, freedom, security, and opportunity. While my great-grandparents had to hide their Jewish identity, I can proudly call myself an American-Jew. I am happy to call America my home.