He said: "I think patriotism is like charity--it begins at home."
I believe that is true--just as learning most things from manners to kindness to work ethic begins at home.
I love my country, and I don't mean that in a superficial glib way. Patriotism is more than a word to me. My dad was at Normandy, and I was raised on tales of heroism.
My husband feels as I do, and we raised our children with those patriotic ideals. So we believe that patriotism does begin at home.
Today I celebrate my country, and the freedom I enjoy, purchased by the sacrifices of the men and women, through the centuries, who have fought and died to for this country. Thank you for making today possible.