Friday, November 10, 2006
"Patriotism is an inner feeling that is difficult to define: for each of us it has a different meaning and each of us meets it with different emotional reaction-a feeling of pride, gaiety, a lump in the throat and a tear in the eye, a swelling of the chest and a quickened breath, a fierce desire to battle for that which we believe, and even a dedication to one's life a cause. Where and when these feelings begin, we do not know, but we feel that school should play an important part in developing patriotism in all its aspects. The small child is just beginning to have feelings of loyalty and pride, and these will grow best in an atmosphere of love and security, in aroused interests and broadened fields of knowledge, in changes to work with others, and through good examples in everyday living." (Excerpt from Planned Patriotism) Happy Veteran's Day!