Updated October 2017

PATRIOTISM FROM A-Z

Patriotism is the action of loving, supporting, and defending one's country.
The National Foundation of Patriotism is dedicated to raising awareness
of the meaning, message and mission of patriotism in the United States.

A fact about patriotism for each letter of the alphabet.
Click on highlighted word for more information

A IS FOR AMERICANISMS
Proud to be an American AMERICANISM is a word or phrase believed to be characteristic of English as spoken or written in the United States.

B IS FOR BILL OF RIGHTS
Picture of Bill of Rights The BILL OF RIGHTS assures that individual freedom is protected.

C IS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Civil Rights The CIVIL RIGHTS Act prohibits descrimination for many reasons including race, sex, religion, & age.

D IS FOR DECLARATION
Declaration of Independence The DECLARATION of Independence is one of the most important documents in United States history.

E IS FOR ENLIST
Picture of Uncle Sam It is a show of patriotism to ENLIST in one of the branches of the military.
The United States armed forces help keep the country safe.

F IS FOR FREEDOM
Picture of Praying Hands Americans have the FREEDOM to vote, worship, speak, and work where they want.

G IS FOR GOVERNMENT
Picture of Government The United States GOVERNMENT is composed of 3 distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial,

H IS FOR HONOR
Picture of Citizen It is an HONOR to be a citizen of the United States.

I IS FOR INTEGRITY
Integrity Picture INTEGRITY is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

J IS FOR JUSTICE
Picture of Jury The United States provides impartial JUSTICE for all through its Department of Justice .

K IS FOR KEYSTONE
Picture of U.S. Constitution The Constitution of the United States is the KEYSTONE of the country and has continued
to provide liberty longer than any other written document of government in all history.

L IS FOR LIBERTY
Statue of Liberty The Statue of LIBERTY represents the freedom that is found in the United States.

M IS FOR MUSEUM
National Museum of Patriotism logo There are many Military and War MUSEUMS in the United States.

N IS FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM
First Line of National Anthem It is patriotic to stand when the NATIONAL ANTHEM of the United States is played.

O IS FOR OLD GLORY
Picture of Old Glory OLD GLORY is the nickname for the Flag of the United States
which is the most recognized flag in the world.

P IS FOR PLEDGE
Picture of Pledging Flag It is patriotic to say the PLEDGE of Allegiance.
About half of the schools in the United States require the pledge to be recited.

Q IS FOR QUARTER
Picture of a Quarter The United States Mint issued a QUARTER with a patriotic design
to honor each state in the order in which it entered the Union. It is now issuing a quarter for National Sites in the United States.

R IS RESERVISTS
Picture of Military Personnel RESERVISTS are former military personnel and sometimes civilians
who are ready to interrupt their personal lives to help in national emergencies.

S IS FOR SALUTE
Picture of Saluting It is patriotic to SALUTE the flag every time the Star Spangled Banner is played or the Pledge of Allegiance is recited.

T IS FOR TRUST
Picture of Currency "In God We TRUST" was adopted as the motto of the United States in 1956
as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum,
which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782.
It first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.

U IS FOR UNIQUE
Picture of Immigrants The United States is a UNIQUE melting pot of many peoples and cultures.

V IS FOR VOTE
Vote Box Every citizen has the opportunity to VOTE once they are 18 years of age.

W IS FOR WISDOM
Picture of Budda WISDOM is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.

X IS FOR eXAMPLE
Picture of Boy helping someone cross street Every citizen of the United States should set a good EXAMPLE of patriotism.

Y IS FOR YOUTH
Picture of Young People There are thousands of YOUTH organizations in the United States.

Z IS FOR ZEAL
Picture of Zeal ZEAL is diligence, eagerness, and interest in pursuing something.

PATRIOTIC ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS

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