Deployed Air Force captain creates app to unite Americans in time for Fourth of July
WASHINGTON – Following a series of controversial decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, it seems that many Americans are expressing their opinions on a variety of issues.
If you look at your news feed on Facebook, you’ll probably scroll through many people discussing topics like same-sex marriage, the Confederate flag or healthcare.
After seeing several of his friends’ Facebook pictures change to rainbows or Confederate flags, Capt. Chris Lott, with the U.S. Air Force, was inspired to create a change of his own.
“As I sit here, watching Americans risk their lives every day so we are able to still have these debates online, in person, and in the press, I can’t help but think, ‘Where is Old Glory?” Lott said.
He says he wanted something to help bring Americans together on common ground.
Lott teamed up with GLIP and 33 Productions to create the ‘Celebrate America’ app, which allows Facebook users to express their patriotism just in time for the Fourth of July.
“Citizens of our great nation have disagreed since the beginning. In fact, our Founding Fathers even had their disagreements about the Declaration of Independence itself. Despite our differences, we have made it this far. Let’s not forget the who, and the why we enjoy these freedoms today,” Lott said.