INTRODUCTION TO PATRIOTISM WEEK

God placed it on my heart back in September to do a week centered around patriotism, mainly our military. So for this next week leading up to Veteran’s Day every day I will be posting something centered around patriotism.

You will have to check back here everyday to see what I have planned! πŸ˜‰ I hope you will join me this week as we take a look at patriotism in our amazing country.

I saw this video back when I was first thinking about doing this and I figured today would be the perfect day to share it. One of the leading causes in why people detest our military is the fact that they have forgotten or were never taught better. The school systems teach little to nothing about wars. They want to brain wash kids into thinking that the military is awful. Schools hardly talk about September 11th, they hardly talk about Pearl Harbor, or anything else that would stir patriotic feelings within kids. This video had me in tears. It is short yet powerful. I HIGHLY recommend watching it and sharing it!

16 thoughts on “INTRODUCTION TO PATRIOTISM WEEK

  1. Huh, funny thing– just a while ago God placed it on my heart to share about patriotism, too!! I obviously can’t tell you my opinions about what American schools teach about the military (* is not American*) since… I don’t know what they teach, but I agree that it’s not a good thing at all to teach against the military. The military is all about serving the people, just like the government is all about serving the people, just like being a Christian is all about serving God through serving other people– or rather, SHOULD be.

    Anyway, a lot of people nowadays have misconceived notions about patriotism and it’s quite sad because patriotism is, in its truest form, about the people too. Since, well, there is nothing else that will last in this world but our souls. Once my family were talking with a British family and we were discussing patriotism/country love, and how we love China despite… you know, everything? How some people think of patriotism as being like, you know how Christians want God to tell them in heaven, “My good and faithful servant, you have served me well”? They think of it as “My good and faithful country, you have served me well” and that’s kind of off-track because in the end they were all wicked anyway? And so the people are the only ones that matter?

    Sorry, I started rambling. I do that whenever somebody brings up patriotism. I am passionate about that topic and that can be unsettling to some Americans, through my experience… Heheh. Anyway, I’m looking forward to these posts πŸ™‚

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    1. Amen, sister! πŸ˜‰ The government and military should be serving the people but even here in America, some people in power would rather it be all about them and not the people. (Now I’m about to ramble….lol) Thank you! I hope you enjoy all the posts!! πŸ™‚

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  2. One of the benefits of being homeschooled: it doesn’t matter what schools teach, my parents teach me something else. Since my brother was born exactly a year before 9/11, it’s something we discuss every year. I’ve studied not only the attack on Pearl Harbor, but I’ve mapped out the causes of the attack as well. And while I’d never want to join the military (thanks a LOT cowardice…) I respect them and thank them for performing an act of service I am too much of a coward to perform :/

    Part of it may be blood. I’m related to a two Civil War generals (one on my mom’s side, one on my dad’s side), so it could be that patriotism is simply carried down from generation to generation, but we do take it rather seriously

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    1. Yes, my parents do too! I could never join either. I am not strong enough emotionally or mentally. I would die the first day of bootcamp, lol. That’s really cool!! I don’t blame y’all taking the serious! I would too. πŸ™‚

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  3. This is so cool! Something that I’ve always appreciated about you/your blog is that you’re very patriotic and supportive of our military. We need more of that in the US! I’m looking forward to this post series. πŸ˜πŸ‘

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  4. Oh I’m going to love this series, thank you for doing it! It’s so sad to hear about people who don’t support our military or, like in an article I read last week, believe that teaching about the wars are bad for kids’ mental health. It makes me so sad that children (and young adults–as it’s more millennials than anything) are growing up with a belief that the military is the “bad guy” and politicians are the “good guy”. That our history is something that ought to be forgotten. We’re all the American people and without our freedom and histories, we wouldn’t even be America.

    As a Marine wife, it’s disheartening to hear the careless words from ignorant people cutting down the military, who don’t fully understand the amount of sacrifice and pure determination for keeping America free that each and every individual member has! The amount of one’s own self that they have to give up to make sure that we all have the freedom that we want, only to watch so much of the U.S. use that very freedom to spit on them. I yearn for the day that we value our military for what they’re truly worth, past, present, and future.

    Not to go off on a tangent, but at the Marine Ball this past weekend, our guest of honor was a Marine that fought in WWII on Iwo Jima. He was 1 of only 18 marines (out of 300+) who made it off the island alive, and he is the last one living today out of those 18. He spent the majority of his time speaking, telling stories about everything he encountered during those 6 weeks he was there. Horror stories. Funny stories. Heartwarming and heartbreaking. And it’s that kind of reality that needs to be taught in schools to truly appreciate our military (age-appropriate of course). It was so eye-opening to hear WWII brought to life like that, from someone who was actually there!

    I’ll stop my rambling now! But I do look forward to seeing more of your posts in this series! It truly warms my heart to see patriotic appreciation posts!

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    1. Yes! It is really sad to hear what they are teaching kids in school. It is ridiculous that they think it’s bad for their mental health. They can teach them about unnatural relationships are completely normal but then say that our military is bad. That makes me super aggravated!!

      I can only imagine how hard it is for you! It makes me upset when I hear people disrespect our brave men and women serving. I cannot imagine how it must effect you loving someone in the military! I yearn for that day too!! I want people to realize how much people like you and your husband sacrifice for our freedom!! ❀

      That's so cool!! Veterans need to be more appreciated and listened too. I think schools should be inviting veterans to come talk to kids no matter what age they are! If they can teach them about the lgbtq+ community to kindergartens then they can learn about how awesome our military and those serving in it are!

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  5. Thank you so much for doing this…we all know this is something really close to my heart. β€οΈπŸ’™ Those who know must make up for the silence of those who haven’t been taught. At camp in the dorm room we sat up at midnight, the other girls asking me about the significance of Memorial Day. I had to explain that I don’t add a name on my bracelet for every soldier killed. They had no idea how many names that’d be. And if no one else is going to tell them…it’s up to us.
    So thank you. πŸ’œ

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    1. Amen to all of this!! It is so sad to see that so many kids these days have no idea what the military even does for our country! I will always be a loud voice for our military and those in it!! β€πŸ’™

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