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What Patriotism means to us

Posted by Andrew Addotta on
What Patriotism means to us

pa·tri·ot·ism

/ˈpā-trē-ə-ˌti-zəm/

noun

The quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country. 

“a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism”

 

We’ve always been proud to be American. We believe in focusing on the common good, which is the highest form of respect for our fellow citizens and our nation. We believe in supporting all types of people in this country, and that by lifting one another up, we elevate us all.

Today marks 19 years since New York City was attacked. Clark was in Manhattan and watched it happen. I was in Boston, watching live on TV and fearful of what might come next. In the aftermath of that horrific day, we saw and felt a collective national pride that remains fresh in our minds. We the people, it seemed, were focused on rising through the darkness and becoming a better nation. 

Now, in 2020, we seem to have lost much of our shared patriotism. We’ve been polarized and pitted against each other from behind our keyboards. And while it’s easy to get mired in pessimism and despair, we choose to believe there’s a better way forward.

So here’s what patriotism means to us: patriotism means being devoted to our community and our nation as a whole. Patriotism means taking action to help our country become more prosperous, for all people. And patriotism means doing everything possible to keep the American experiment alive, with more liberty for everyone—and more justice for all.

We’ll see you at the polls.

Andrew + Clark

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3 comments

  • WIlliam Beale on

    Well done, will wear my Kingston shirt today with pride! Country First!

  • Dawn Lorusso on

    I choose COUNTRY before Party.
    God Bless America <3

  • Isabel cotarelo on

    Beautifully said. Thank you.

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