That means that America's military is not made up of a cross section of the American society. Over half of Democrats, Republicans and Independents believe patriotism means to show respect, loyalty and love to one's country according to the June 2019 McCourtney Institute for Democracy Mood of the Nation Poll.
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans were unified in what may be regarded as a patriotic act of togetherness. A Gallup poll conducted last summer, however, showed that less than half of American adults are extremely" proud of the United States, and the numbers continue to decrease.
Uplifting and personally touching, this is a film that no sports fan, movie lover, or American should miss. Patriotism depends upon an often unarticulated principle that is the political counterpart to the ‘blood is thicker than water' adage, which reminds people that they should prefer their families before all others.
The American Legion also drew up a code of flag etiquette that Congress accepted, with few changes, in 1942. Devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. But it also would be a mistake to think of American patriotism as something entirely exceptional, taking a form wholly distinct from the forms of patriotism found in other societies and polities.
As to how to solve the undeniable problem of the general erosion of patriotic sentiment in this country, how to inculcate patriotism in rising generations of Americans, how to reconcile a vigorous conception of assimilation with the pluralism to which we are so deeply committed — those are other matters, and very grave concerns indeed.