Today, we live in a very different America, but once….

And for a couple centuries, the American people had some pride, some patriotic feeling, some love of home and country.  We held certain values and shared ideals.  We respected the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the founding fathers who determined that this nation should respect the individual rights of every person, and the sole purpose of government was to secure these rights.  Here’s just one way we customarily expressed that love of country.