Student Patriots - America's Learning Generation
I also hope that like me ... you can remember yourself as a student expressing love and pride of America ... creatively through a poem, essay, short story, artwork, photograph, and/or film (now video) ... and always with loving parental approval and support, regardless for a grade or other reasons. And that feeling / emotion remains strong throughout your life ... openly or as events bring them to the surface.
Then there were the moments in junior high and high school when certain aspects of American history made me very proud, like when learning about our founding fathers. Just imagine what would have happened if these great Americans and their fellow patriots hadn't taken a stand against England, which has been a true, steady ally for most of America's storied history. Just reading about the Medal of Honor recipients and especially the fallen heroes left me with sincere appreciation and pride for their efforts that helped to keep the USA and Her allies free.
Nor can words adequately describe the emotional pride for me to experience a similar expression by my children (now adults) and my grandchildren ... which is the proud case with my oldest grandchild, Colby, who is almost seventeen years old. In fact, over the past year, Colby has photographed and filmed scenes associated with several Experiencing America trips including for the videos, Arapahoe Basin on Continental Divide, Keystone Resort, Winter Park Resort / American Beauty, and Joplin - 18 Days After F5 Tornado,
I also invite you to read my poem, Student Patriots.