How to Show Your Patriotism

How to Show Your Patriotism

( – As Americans, we should be proud to have had the good fortune of being born in the United States of America. Our country offers us a great opportunity to succeed, the least we can do is show our appreciation. That’s what being a patriot is all about, taking pride in our country and showing our gratitude for the lives we’ve been afforded and the opportunities we have.

Here are some examples of ways we can express our patriotism and love for the US.


Perhaps one of the best ways to show our patriotism is to vote during elections. After all, our country was founded on the principle of being governed for the people, by the people. Our votes matter more than people think. We hold the power to change our country for the better, and we do it through voting. So go out and vote!

Support a Veteran

Veterans may go through some troubling times when they’re in combat and overseas away from their families. It’s our job as Americans to support those who protect our values and beliefs. Supporting a veteran doesn’t mean we have to do anything extraordinary; we can mow their lawn, send them a gift, take them a meal or simply give them a few minutes of our time in conversation. They have given so much to all of us, the least we can do is show them some support.

Buy American

Yes, sometimes it is more expensive to have a tag that says “Made in the USA,” but it’s more than just a tag. When we buy American, we’re supporting a fellow American family, whether they live next door or across the country. We’re contributing to another American’s life and potentially improving it. The more American products we buy, the more the country can prosper.

Fly the Stars and Stripes

Our flag represents the ideals of the country we call home; for Americans, that’s freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our flag represents us as a whole and symbolizes our unity as a country. Be sure to look into the US Flag Code to ensure our nation’s colors always fly with respect.

We as Americans have a lot to be proud of and should show our love for our country. We should never feel embarrassed or ashamed because we love our country and the values it was built upon. Patriotism is national pride taken to a personal level; it’s something each one of us can express in our own way every single day.

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