What's the USA1 Project? It's a way to express something that we too often forget: The United States of America is a country founded upon faith in God and His "love letter" to us called the Bible.
This is how our Declaration of Independence begins:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights,
governments are instituted among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any
form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is
the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
new government, laying its foundation on such principles and
organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
The Declaration of 1776 (and the Constitution signed in 1787, along with the Bill of Rights added in 1789) all refer directly or indirectly to God, Creator, Divinity, and Divine Providence. The Bill of Rights, which was a set of amendments or changes to the Constitution, begins this way (The First Amendment):
Who we are...and why we're doing this.
The Wounded Warrior Project has several offices located throughout the country, and has
as its mission "to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service
members in our nation's history." The greatest casualty of our conflicts in Iraq and Afghani-
stan is not the killing of American troops, as tragic as that is; the greatest casualties occur
if returning service members are forgotten as they struggle to return to family, friends, and
wholeness. WWP extends its expert help to troops wounded both physically and mentally.
The toll from the IEDs (improvised explosive devices) as well as fierce, protracted battles is
a very large one. Our young men and women left here healthy and whole, and thousands of
them were brought back in various states of severe physical and mental loss and suffering.
We owe all our returning military personnel a huge debt. The USA may be the land of the
free, but it is so because of the brave.
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis was started many years ago by well-
known comedian and actor Danny Thomas. It has grown into one of the most important and
acclaimed facilities in the country devoted to medical care for children. St. Jude has a policy
of never turning away any family because of an inability to pay for care; this is the reason why
St. Jude must continually raise money through donations. If you have ever been in a hospital
setting designed for children's care, and seen what some kids have to go through just to live
what we all hope will become a productive and successful life (and what the medical staff
goes through to help make that happen), you will never forget the experience. Children do
not ask to be brought into this world, and they have a right to expect a loving, caring, and
nurturing family life; instead, some of them go through hell on earth to overcome birth defects,
disease, physical abuse, dysfunctional families, and accidental injury. They deserve our help,
and so does the St. Jude hospital.
The USA1 Shop offers you the perfect gift for any occasion...why not surprise and excite people on your gift list who would appreciate something unique and high quality? A warm sweatshirt, a handy new tote bag, long or short sleeve T-shirt...all USA1 Shop items are best quality and a top value, and the two worthy causes we're supporting will be so grateful for your help!
We'll be adding items often, so be sure to visit again!
By the way...if you have any article of clothing that you really like, and want to
put the USA1 logo on your garment, please contact us. We can do it for you!
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Bag, T-Shirt, or Sweatshirt!
Every 39th website contact wins your choice of USA1 tote bag, T-shirt, or sweat- shirt. Nothing to do, and nothing to buy... just contact us and let us know you've been on the website. (One entry per day per person, please.)
We tally the website contacts daily. If your contact is the 39th from our last winner, we get in touch and let you know you've won. You tell us what you want and where to send it! Multiple winners daily based on our web traffic...so use the "Tell A Friend" button at the top of the site to help your- self win one of these great USA1 items!
USA1 logo imprint on all items is 11 inches high.
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Central in the USA1 logo above is the "one nation under God" message delivered in the Pledge of Allegiance to our 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.
(The phrase "under God" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance by a Joint Resolution of Congress on June 14, 1954.)
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The signers of our Declaration of Independence knew precisely the jeopardy they were exposing themselves, their families, and their futures to; they were going directly against the King of England and all his military might. They had absolutely no doubt they could be apprehended, arrested, and hanged simply for signing that document. That is why they completed the Declaration by saying "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
In other words, our forefathers who signed the Declaration were willing to give everything they had, everything that gave any importance and meaning to their lives, to assure that they and all the generations of Americans that were to follow would be able to live in peace and freedom.
No matter what feelings or opinions some US citizens might express today, they are entitled to express those opinions solely because of the freedoms guaranteed them by the shed blood of those who have preceded us. From this country's very first days up till the present, many of our citizens have had to pay with their lives to maintain the promise of freedom in our unique Declaration. Take the time to visit one of our national cemeteries. Think about all those men and women who are buried there, and what thoughts might have gone through their minds as they were facing enemies in battle. Did they expect to return home to those who loved them, or did they have a foreboding that they would die in the fight? Did they feel pride in the cause of the battle? Were they fearful as the bullets whizzed by before one finally found its mark? Did they feel guilt in previous battles as a good friend was cut down and drew his or her last breath while they were spared?
The lives we all are privileged to be living are not a dress rehearsal. If there is no God in our lives, then somehow we must decide what living this life is all about. We must come to an understanding, to a sense of purpose. Are we here simply to enjoy ourselves as much as we can (even at the expense of others)? Are we here to accumulate as much as possible...money and cars and homes and jewelry and fine clothing...even though we can take none of it with us? Is our planet and its place in the universe a fortuitous accident, and we just happened to evolve into that accident in this particular year and century? Or maybe, just maybe, could it be that we are here because a Designer, a Creator, decided to put us here as a part of His plan for this day and time? If there is no God in our lives, why do we force ourselves to get out of bed each morning, just to face the same troubled world all over again? If there is no God, are the laws we all must obey really so important? If this earthly life is all there is, wouldn't it make more sense to "live it to the max" by getting all we possibly can of what this life offers, with no real concern for any of the others we come across who might be in the way?
Maybe you've heard of Solomon. He was the son of King David, the David who killed Goliath. Solomon was widely known even in his own time as the richest man in the world. He had the best of everything...food, wine, women, houses, clothing... only the best. He has also been called the wisest man who ever lived, or certainly one of the wisest. He wrote, among others, the Book of Proverbs in the Bible, a book of wisdom if ever there was one. Even Solomon came to the realization that the only purpose in life was to "fear God and keep His commandments, because...God will bring every act to judgment...whether it is good or evil." (These are the last lines of the book called Ecclesiastes...which Solomon also wrote.)
Please...help us to support Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude Hospital... and do something good for yourself at the same time. Everybody can use a great-looking tote bag, T-shirt or sweatshirt...and these make great gifts, too. Everyone on your gift list will appreciate something from The USA1 Project Shop! (Just be sure to tell everyone who asks, "This came from The USA1 Project shop online...SHOP.USA1USA.COM. Looks great, doesn't it? It's a really super way to support two important causes. Do you have a minute? Let me tell you what The USA1 Unity Shop is doing to help...." We'd be especially grateful if you'd tell your elected government folks, local, state, and national, about us. Let's deliver this message where it really needs to be heard...throughout our US government!)
Call us anytime: 1.800.800.0171. Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, we thank you so much for caring enough to help!
PLEASE NOTE: Any or all items can be imprinted with or without the "ONE NATION UNDER GOD" text line under the USA1 logo. Default imprinting includes the text. If you wish to have your items without text, please let us know when placing your order. Thanks.