Elsie Shaffi, US




Sketchbook Patriot Writers


AS a student I found that on seeing the American flag waving or the national anthem played a large lump would come to my throat and often I squinted to keep tears from brimming But over time a little of these reactions dwindled as I traveled more about the world, talked to people of other nationalities and discovered most people in most areas do love their county very much. They love the place that was their home in their earliest memories. I take pleasure in admiring my English friends whose "patriotism" is very staunch and unwavering although they are not hesitant to disparage many of the actions performed in the name of their county but underlying all is love and devotion for every good action of their county.

~Elsie Shaffi, US









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