Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.Benjamin Rush, Letter to His Fellow Contrymen: On Patriotism,
October 20, 1773
As a writer I tend to spread my thoughts around. From notes to myself, emails to others, to Facebook posts and my own personal history (to be shared with my family) and to this blog to be shared with the world.
What follows is a compilation of all those things I think about when I think of patriotism and my love for country and the awful necessity of war.
A little of it may have already been shared here, but things of such weighty measure are often worth repeating.(more…)