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Florian - My year in Louisiana

 

School started at 7:15 a.m. . The bus should always be at 6.30 a.m. to be there. He wasn't on time in a single day. Breakfast was free for every student every day. Lunch cost the same amount every day. With milk $ 3.75 and without milk $ 2.75.
Every morning we said our "Pledge of Allegiance". Everyone stood up, saluted the flag or stood with their hands on their hearts in front of the flag. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. "
I got goosebumps every time. I wish we had something like that in Germany too. It makes everyone feel part of what they love. And that is the fatherland in America. Everyone has so much pride in their nation. Everyone has faced the flag with absolute respect. After that there was still a minute's silence for those who lost their lives in the war. Lose your life so that we can enjoy such freedoms. They fight, some give up their lives for us.
I also noticed this patriotism with my host parents, guest uncles, even with my gastoma. Everyone is so proud to be American. My host parents were Marines and served their country for 4 years. It is indescribable how different this life is. An American flag hung in each classroom. We had a flagpole in front of our house with an American flag that blows in the wind day after day. If it falls off or if it touches the ground, it will be burned in a traditional way. There is no flag that has ever been on the ground. And there is no one who does not have an American flag at home. I can still clearly remember that one afternoon - Bob, my guest dad picked me up from soccer practice. We drove home, stood in front of our house and Bob wanted to drive into the driveway. Suddenly he stopped with the car in the middle of the street and got out. I looked after him and wondered why he was stopping. He went straight to our flag that hung in front of our house. It did not hang properly, had wrapped itself around the flagpole a few times. He picked up the flag, put everything in order, put it back in its holder, saluted, got back into the car, and then drove into the driveway. One thing that really shocked me was when I asked my host parents what happens if you don't show the flag with respect. My host mom said "I would shoot him." My eyes were probably the size of a ping-pong ball. I looked over at Bob. He agreed with Candice with a sure nod and a first face. I couldn't quite believe it. I took so my cell phone and called my host aunt Cassie, who lived in Texas. "Hey Cassie, tell me what would you do if someone behaved disrespectfully to the American flag?" "Flo, are you kidding? Of course I would shoot him! What do you think? "I hardly believed what I was hearing ... crazy for German exchange students, normal for patriotic Americans.
Before every football or baseball game, the whole stadium sang the national anthem together. All together, no matter which team you are from or whether you are black or white. Everyone got up, took off their hats and stood saluting or with their hands on their hearts raised to the flag and proudly sang along. It was incredible to have been there. An important rule: you always sing in the direction of the flag and always look at it.

Every Monday I went to "Younglife". A kind of teenagers' meeting was organized from the church. It was always a lot of fun! Make a campfire, go out to eat, play evenings, go fishing, ... This makes it quick and easy for me to get in touch found other people my age.