Presentation on theme: "According to Dictionary.com patriotism means: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. A patriot is someone who loves, supports,"— Presentation transcript:
According to Dictionary.com patriotism means: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. A patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country. There are many different symbols that represent patriotism in the United States. Patriotic Symbols can be an actual, tangible item; or it can be an abstract. Patriotism
We can show patriotism by... Displaying American flags Singing patriotic songs Saying the Pledge of Allegiance Respecting important U.S. documents Obeying all laws Respecting our nation’s leaders Joining the military Wearing red, white, and blue
America has many different symbols that are unique only to our country.
Symbolism of the Flag The colors represent… Red: Toughness, Courage, Heroism and Durability White: Purity, Virtue, and Innocence Blue: Fairness, Honesty, Determination, and Integrity The stars represent… the fifty states The stripes represent… the thirteen colonies.
Statue of Liberty (located on Ellis Island)
She is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. As she stands in the New York Harbor she was the first sight many immagrants saw as they came to America. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated as a National Monument in What each part represents: The Crown: the statues divine nature The Seven Spikes: the seven continents and seven seas of the world The Broken Chain at her Feet: America’s newly won freedom from Great Britain. Statue of Liberty
Liberty Bell (Located in Philadelphia)
It symbolizes freedom. It was rung to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The final expansion of the crack which rendered the Bell unringable was on Washington's Birthday in On every Fourth of July, the bell is rung (symbolically tapped), in unison with thousands of bells across the nation. Liberty Bell
Eagle The bald eagle was chosen on June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
The Pledge of Allegiance
Originally written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise to be loyal to our country. By reciting the pledge, we are acknowledging our responsibility to our country. It is usually recited at public events including most schools during their morning programs.
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner Our National Anthem was written during the war of 1812 by attorney Francis Scott Key. He wrote it in reaction to being attacked by the British. Many of the lyrics in the song are events that he witnessed that night. He wrote the anthem as a poem and it was later set to music as our National Anthem. The National Anthem is sung during many different occasions. It is often sung at sporting events, on national holidays, and other important days.
Important U.S. Documents Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights Constitution Gettysburg Address
Other U.S. Symbols Uncle Sam Dove (symbol for peace) Great Seal of the United States
Other Patriotic Songs America, the Beautiful My Country Tis of Thee This Land is Your Land God Bless the USA
America is a great country full of opportunities for ALL people. We are given many freedoms by our government that we sometimes take for granted. Be proud to be an American!! Show your patriotism and be good citizens of our country.
We can be good citizens by... Obeying all laws and rules Voting in elections (when you are 18) Paying taxes Joining the military Performing community service Cooperating with others Not polluting