This National Day was quite different. A 7-day holiday was of course longed by everyone, especially us students, but it was not the most appealing this time. What was discussed before the holiday was where to watch the parade and how exciting and impressive it would be. I was no exception.
Actually, the grand parade this year was a significant thing to my family — my brother got an opportunity to be one of the singers in the three-thousand-people orchestra. This is a great glory to my family, thus giving me a chance to know more about this event.
Three months ago, my brother and others began to prepare for the selection. They made great effort to gain such a great chance. Luckily, my brother stood out from a hundred candidates. Although they could not go home when everyone was enjoying their summer holiday, all of these eighty people felt so proud to be a part of this great event and spared no effort to do it well. They got to the Tian’anmen Square at 5 o’clock on October 1, but nobody felt sleepy, only with excitement. He stood in the first row after the girls’ row, near the national flag, wearing clothes in the and yellow. When the parade began, they sang the familiar songs like My Motherland and me and Ode to the Motherland, etc. “Though having practiced for so many times, it seems so different this time. I cried excitedly when singing. I feel so honorable to be the one who can participate and witness such a great moment,” my brother later told me when I called him up.
When everyone of my family members felt the same while watching the massive parade, I know all my bother’s effort paid off. And when I received so many “like”s after posting my brother’s photos on the social media, I know how significant this parade is — it sparks everyone’s love for my country and inspires our pride.
During the whole parade, I cannot help stopping my tears dropping out of my eyes. The tears are a sense of pride to my country. What’s more, it’s to myself. It’s the first time I really think about what kind of people I want to be and hope I can do my own part for my country and make a difference. We are standing on the pioneers’ shoulders. Since now, I really need to study hard to realize the China Dream.
So my fellows, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. Be a young man who can shoulder the responsibility of building our nation.