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DEFINING PATRIOTISM MANDEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MCJROTC MSGT WM JONES USMC(RET) PURPOSE: WHAT IS A SYMBOL? THE WORD SYMBOL COMES TO US FROM THE LATIN WORD MEANING: “A SIGN BY WHICH ONE KNOWS SOMETHING.” THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE SYSMBOLS THAT REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES.

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DEFINING PATRIOTISM

MANDEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

MCJROTC

MSGT WM JONES USMC(RET)


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PURPOSE:

  • WHAT IS A SYMBOL? THE WORD SYMBOL COMES TO US FROM THE LATIN WORD MEANING: “A SIGN BY WHICH ONE KNOWS SOMETHING.” THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE SYSMBOLS THAT REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES.


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PATRIOTIC SYMBOLS

  • PATRIOTISM IS OFTEN EVOKED BY THE VISION OF A FLAG, THE SOUND OF A SONG, OR THE SIGHT OF A STATUE. IT IS DIFFICULT TO DEVELOP A DEFINITION OF PATRIOTISM THAT FITS EVERYONE; BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT MANY DIFFERENT SYMBOLS HAVE PATRIOTIC MEANING FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.


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PATRIOTISM

  • FIVE (5) OF THE BEST KNOWN PATRIOTIC SYMBOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

  • OLD GLORY – MANY BELIEVE BETSY ROSS MADE THE FIRST FLAG AS A FAVOR TO GEORGE WASHINGTON. HISTORIANS DISPUTE THIS. ANOTHER STORY IS THAT THE FIRST FLAG FACED ENEMY FIRE AT FORT SCHUYLER IN AUGUST, 1777. THIS FLAG WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE STARS AND STRIPES.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THE CONTINENTIAL CONGRESS PASSED A RESOLUTION ON JUNE 14, 1777: THAT THE FLAG OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES BE THIRTEEN STRIPES, ALTERNATE RED AND WHITE: THAT THE UNION BE THIRTEEN STARS, WHITE IN A FIELD OF BLUE REPRESENTING A NEW CONSTELLATION.”


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PATRIOTISM

  • AFTER KENTUCKY AND VERMONT WERE ADDED TO THE UNION, CONGRESS ADDED IN 1794 TO THE FLAG 15 STARS AND 15 STRIPES. IN 1818, CONGRESS RETURNED THE FLAG TO 13 STRIPES REPRESENTING THE ORIGINAL 13 STATES. A STAR WAS ADDED TO THE BLUE FIELD FOR EACH ADDITIONAL STATE ON THE 4TH OF JULY. A 16TH STAR WAS ADDED FOR TENNESSEE IN 1796. A 48-STAR AFTER ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO IN 1912.


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  • THE 49TH AND 50TH STARS WERE ADDED IN 1959 AND 1960 FOR ALASKA AND HAWAII.

  • OLD GLORY IS THE SYMBOL CITIZENS ENCOUNTER MOST.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  • THE PLEDGE WAS FIRST USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CELEBRATION OF COLUMBUS DAY, OCTOBER 12, 1892. CONGRESS ADOPTED THE PLEDGE IN AN ACT APPROVED ON JUNE 22, 1942 AND CONGRESS ADDED “UNDER GOD” IN 1954.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

  • THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS WRITTEN BY FRANCIS SCOTT KEY. HE ORIGINALLY WAS WRITING O POEM CALLED “THE DEFENSE OF FORT MCHENRY,” THIS LATER BECAME KNOWN AS THE “STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.”


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PATRIOTISM

IN 1916, IT WAS CALLED OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM AND CONGRESS CONFIRMED THIS IN 1931.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THE LIBERTY BELL

  • THE LIBERTY BELL WAS RUNG WITH OTHER CHURCH BELLS IN JULY, 1776 TO ANNOUNCE THE ADOPTION OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. IT WAS RUNG EACH YEAR THEREAFTER TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THE INSCRIPTION ON THE BELL, “PROCLAIM LIBERTY THOUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF.”

  • THE BELL BECAME KNOWN AS THE “LIBERTY BELL” ABOUT 1839 WHEN PEOPLE ADVOCATED THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY FOR ALL AMERICANS.


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PATRIOTISM

  • IT NOW HANGS ACROSS THE STREET FROM INDEPENDENCE HALL IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.


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PATRIOTISM

  • WASHINGTON MONUMENT

  • THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT WAS BUILT TO HONOR GEORGE WASHINGTON, A GENERAL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE COUNTRY’S FIRST PRESIDENT.

  • IT WAS BEGAN IN 1833 AND WAS FINALLY FINISHED IN DECEMBER, 1884.


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  • CONCLUSION

  • THERE ARE MANY MORE MONUMENTS, SONGS, ART, AND LITERATURE THAT EVOKE FEELINGS OF PATRIOTISM. SOME OF THEM ARE “THE STATUE OF LIBERTY”, THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, THE NATIONS CAPTIAL, LINCOLN MEMORIAL, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.


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PATRIOTISM

  • THESE ARE ALL SYMBOLS. THESE ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR NATIONAL CULTURE AND HERITAGE. THESE ARE SOME OF THE SYMBOLS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN.


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