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NATIONAL
PATRIOTISM

SERVICE IN OTHER LANDS

Patriotism is love of and/or devotion to one's country. The word comes from the Greek "patris", meaning fatherland. However, patriotism has had different meanings over time, and its meaning is highly dependent upon context, geography and philosophy. [1]

PATRIOTS' DAY:
April 19, 1775, is a civic holiday
commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. [2]

PATRIOT DAY:
September 11, 2001, designated on  December 18, 2001 in memory of the 2,993 casualties in that days attacks. Actually the most patriotic event occurred when the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93
[3] prevented their plane from reaching the intended target. The actions in New York and Washington D.C. were pure heroism in responce to the tragedy.

USA PATRIOT Act:
October 26, 2001:
[4] The Act increases the ability of law enforcement
agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; more….
 

There are other days in American History when patriotic efforts were put forth.
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BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: [5] December 23, 1814
PEARL HARBOR:
[7] December 7, 1941
ALAMO: [6] February 23, 1836............................................................
FORT HOOD: [8] November 5, 2009

PATRIOT means:
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1605 - BRITISH; one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests.

1965 - WEBSTER; one who loves his or her country and zealously support his own country.

2009 - ELOOK.ORG; one who loves and defends his or her country.

2009 - ARDICTIIONARY.COM; one who loves his country and zealously supports its authority and interests.

I think Webster still has it best.


September 11, 2001 has also been established as a "NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE" provided by the "EDWARD M. KENNEDY SERVE AMERICA ACT" [9] signed by President Obama on April 21, 2009
"THE DAY IS STILL PATRIOT DAY"
THAT'S HOW AMERICA'S REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY.




OUR SERVICE OVER SEAS

Patriotic Videos
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include:
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MORE THAN A NAME ON THE WALL
WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
YOU'RE THE GREAT DEFENDERS
TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN
A TRIBUTE TO OUR WWII VETS
YOU COULD HEAR A PIN DROP
ARLINGTON THERE SHE STANDS




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