Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
-John F. Kennedy
Most of us feel a renewed spirit of patriotism around Independence Day but as hardworking citizens of America, we know that instilling patriotic values is extremely important.
Especially in our families and in our schools, children who grow up with patriotic sentiments tend to have a better sense of self. Here are some examples of patriotism parents should teach their kids.
Patriotism can take many faces for us and mean different things to different people. For some it means freedom of speech, whereas for others it might be about being able to express themselves freely.
In either case, we are not alone in feeling these sentiments and often share them with many other fellow Americans. This is why it’s important to be able to show your love for your country and also to understand what our flag means to our country.
Here are a few more reasons why patriotism is important.
Helps bring people together
Being part of one nation motivated towards a mission to make your country better can help you relate with others.
It also helps to imbibe a sense of unity and togetherness in us that helps give direction and purpose to our lives.
Watching the American flag waving ferociously high up on a building makes us feel like we belong and helps us feel less alone in the company of our fellow countrymen.
It helps build a stronger nation
When we believe in patriotism and practice patriotic values, it automatically motivates each individual to work towards the betterment of the country. This helps the entire nation work together and reminds us to keep the values of our country in mind to stay united and together.
It reminds the average American to be their most hardworking and honest self, working endlessly to make sure the country excels. It also reminds us to support each other in our endeavors.
Patriotic spirit is an admirable quality
There’s no denying that those who know themselves well and are able to identify their beliefs and values are infinitely more attractive. On top of that, people who can stick by their virtues and practice them regularly by not being afraid to display their loyalty and affection are also stronger.
You don’t have to be a soldier in war to be patriotic. By owning your national identity and waving the flag proudly, you too can be a proud American. Choose what patriotism means to you and don’t be afraid to brandish it wherever you are.