One of the major problems which have staggered the morality of American people is the influence of Hollywood action films over patriotic films. Some political analysts feel that peace in the Middle East can only be achieved through a strong national identity of the countries involved, as opposed to the current tribal and religious identities that divide them.
A historical act of true patriotism was when Patrick Henry proclaimed his timeless cry "Give me liberty or give me death." Henry was a true American patriot who faced losing freedom in his beloved America, while it fought against England's rule in this new land.
Oldies seem to value patriotism and hold on to the love and faith in, what they consider to be, their country. A day of tragedy and despair also serves as a vivid display of American patriotism. Tan, Kok-Chor, 2004, Justice without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Patriotism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
20 Shortly after Bill Pullman portrayed the American president in Emmerich's patriotic action extravaganza, Wenders chose Pullman in The End of Violence (1997) as the narrator for his view on paranoid fantasies of American culture being caught in a vicious circle of mass media and self-delusion.
Also it should be noted it was an American black soldier from the 369th that was the first to be awarded the French War Cross, the Croix de Guerre. Many believe that the surge in patriotism enabled a number of major changes in national policy. One of the things that I like in programs to teach patriotism is to always start the program with the scouts posting the Colors of the United States of America.
In the well‐known debates about whether nations (and ‘nationalisms') already existed in the premodern era or even in the Ancient history, it would certainly be useful if the substantial evidence of the collective cohesion of groups that defined themselves at that time in ethnic terms could be regarded as a sign of the formation of the premodern nation and a community of cultural values.