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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on May 23, 2009, in response to the Camera’s question: In honor of Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, we ask what it means to be an American patriot?

Patriotism is the tender feeling of love and devotion for country, the realization that our homeland is what it is because of the sacrifices of others. It’s a deep appreciation for that inherited gift. Patriotism is the tear in our eye as we attend a war memorial and the commitment we make to remember the fallen. It’s making time and taking the effort to learn and instill in the next generation American history and the stories of its heroes.

Patriotism is national pride swelling in our hearts as we listen to great and small concerts filled with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Semper Fidelis,” and other patriotic music. It’s the stillness, even reverence, we feel as we watch a flyover, hear “Taps” and see the American flag flying in the breeze.

Patriotism is a way of life filled with courage. We go about the business of maintaining and strengthening America. We stand up for what is right. We vote. We build, and we serve our country.

Source: Daily Camera

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