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Monday, June 29, 2015
Patriots Celebrate Independence Day With Books!
Americans are about to celebrate Independence Day this July 4th, our
nation will turn 239 years old. It seems
like the Bicentennial was a recent moment.
I wonder if people, who are looking to be patriotic, will recognize that
they can honor the United States by reading a book, helping others to read
books, or by donating books. To be
patriotic is not about just waving a flag, proclaiming patriotism, complaining about immigrants,
or shooting a gun in the air. No, it’s
much more than saying you belong to the Tea Party.
patriotic is to support peace, not war.
It is to participate in elections and the governing process. It is to volunteer, give to charities, and act
responsibly. I think it also means to
read books and promote literacy. In
fact, people should read about civic duty, ethics, government, politics, and
history. That would be a very good July
proud American, I see being patriotic to mean someone who loves this country
and is willing to nurture it. Patriotism
does not have to be about the military and fighting to the death to protect our
country against unknown enemies. It
should be about making this nation better, smarter, and more loving. The process starts with reading books and
using the power of books to develop an intelligent, caring, and successful
country. Be patriotic this July 4 – read
and share books!