"one who loves and loyally or zealously supports one's own country"
I'm sure we have many American Patriots today. But I'm equally sure that most of them aren't verbally secure and do not work for the media. Most news media would have you believe that the majority of America is upset and frustrated with everything about America. The real truth is that "polls" are derived by taking a sampling of society and making determinations from a small sampling as to what the entire country thinks. (more on that later) I usually don't believe any information derived from a poll.
I believe that there are many patriots in our country. Decent people who live productive lives and want the best for America. People who are willing to sacrifice for the common good. People who shed tears for veterans, give to charities, help a neighbor in need and pray for others. People who understand that everyone deserves respect and that their freedom stops where mine begins ---and vice versa!
I believe there are patriots who display flags and cover their hearts when they sing "Oh, say can you see!" I believe there are good men and women who honor this country with their service and can proudly wear their uniforms knowing that they have performed their duty to the best of their abilities.
So lend a cheer!
Raise a Flag!
Be proud that you are a citizen of the United States. America needs every one of her true patriots. She needs our love and our protection both physically, mentally and with our voice. Investigate the great historical figures and strive to be like them. Don't hide. Get involved. And this memorial day stand strong and sing loud, "I'm proud to be an American!"
The difference between a politician and a statesman is : A politician thinks of the next election, and a statesman thinks of the next generation.
James F. Clark
America: Where there are ten million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible
The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.
That Book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.
Have a beautiful Memorial Day week-end.
God loves you,