University of California
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
What Patriotism Means to Me
What Patriotism Means To Me
Patriotism is the love and loyalty to one’s country. Patriotism is like a seed you are born with and it blossoms as you grow and mature. There are many ways to show Patriotism like joining the military, running for President, or even just saying the pledge of allegiance every morning. In my opinion, no one exemplifies what Patriotism means more than our former President’s.
One of our most admirable founding fathers and President’s was George Washington. He was the first President of the United States and the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Another great leader and former President was Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Eisenhower was a general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. He also had the courage to get us through one of the toughest times in U.S. history. I chose these two outstanding Presidents because they demonstrate patriotism by serving as role models and leaders who were willing to fight for and die for their country. We see this love of America in the hearts of the many soldiers who are currently serving in the armed forces. In short, Patriotism is in my heart, as well as the hearts of all Americans and many of the great historical figures past and present. As stated by Dwight D. Eisenhower, “There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.” Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Washington were two examples of the many great American historical figures that have shown patriotic acts throughout their lives.