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By Brody Kinard, 6th grade, Harmony School
What is patriotism to you? Here are a few defining words of what patriotism is: to hope, love, and support. Here are a few examples of what patriotism is to me now and will always be.
To me patriotism is love. A type of eternal love for our country that can never be severed no matter what hardships we face our love will always remain true and kind love that is forever in every American heart. That love keeps us going and helps give hope to our soldiers, our people and our country.
Patriotism is support. Support for our men and women fighting in the armed forces, and if we support them with all of our heart, we will be stronger as a community, a nation, and as people.
Hope to me is one of the most patriotic things we as US citizens can have in our hearts.
Hope is being faithful in the world around us. Christopher Reeve puts it perfectly “Once you choose hope anything is possible.”
The word hope can mean something different to different people, to me it means to have hope in the world around me and have faith that whatever may go on around me if I believe in a feeling of trust in the country, its people and the world this is hope to me and maybe one day others will agree.
That is what patriotism is to me and I hope you agree. I hope you agree because in the end, patriotism is a love for our country, its people.
Hope is part of what patriotism is but it does not define it, nor does support and love patriotism is just us as a country and supporting our country, our people, and the nation that is what patriotism is to me. Maybe, next time you can tell me what it is to you.