What Patriotism Means To Me
Patriotism, the very sound of the word compels in my heart feelings of loyalty and pride like winter brings snow. I feel loyalty for my country and my country's ideals and I feel pride for those before me who fought and sacrificed for the freedom of my country.
I love and honor my country I feel a sense of duty to this country that has been my home since my birth. As I look at the pages of our country's history I am inspired by those who have spoken out and fought against those who have threatened our country's security and ideals.
Our forefathers had dreams of a nation with liberty and justice for all. They gave all they had, every single ounce of strength to make that dream come true. Therefore they waged war against one of the most powerful empires of the time so that they could remain true to their ideals.
Patrick Henry is one of the examples of patriotism in that time. His words "Give me liberty or give me death" stir feelings of pride and courage in me. I am proud to live in a country with such heritage. As I hear those words I am filled with courage to stand up for my country and its ideals.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower had courage to invade France and lead our Allied troops against those that threatened not just our but world security. Also he was willing to sacrifice his life for the freedom of the world. To me patriotism is not only fighting for the freedom of our country but also for the freedom of man.
Martin Luther King Jr was willing to lead a movement against segregation in our nation. In fact he had the courage to tell our nation that it’s policy of segregation was wrong. To me, he is a true patriot not only being willing to fight for our country but willing to try to change it so that our ideals are preserved. He caused a surge of patriotism.
I request you America to fight to keep the flame of patriotism alive. We are our country's future. We must dig deep inside ourselves and find the courage...