ABC's of Patriotism

This is great for a quick read right before the 4th... especially after the 
last September 11th. You can also put it on your website ... or fax/email 
it out to listeners.

A--Accept that you're not alone. The people of the United States will stand 
strong and united through any crisis.

B--Buy America. Help the wounded economy make a full recovery.

C--Celebrate today, because you're part of one of the greatest nations 
beneath the sun.

D--Don't panic because of what you hear on the news or read in the paper.

E--Embrace the ones you love and cherish family values.

F--Fly the flag proudly. Many people have fought and died for it.

G--Greet each dawn with optimism. Remember President Franklin Roosevelt's 
words: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself..."

H--Honor the constitution and all the liberties it grants you. Honor the 
liberties it grants other Americans as well. Many have fought to give you 
these privileges.

I--Instill a sense of American pride in your children. Teach them the many 
reasons why they should be glad to be part of this great nation.

J--Join the ranks of those who refuse to be bullied or frightened by foreign 
aggressors. Do your part to help your nation and your neighbor.

K--Know the Pledge of Allegiance and treasure the meaning of the beautiful 

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the 
republic for which it stands: one nation under God, indivisible, with 
liberty and justice for all."

L--Love your neighbor with all of your heart.

M--Measure the United States by all of the privileges and opportunities it 
grants you every day. Unlike the citizens of many other countries, you can 
do anything you want, become anyone you want to be.

N--Never lose faith that this country will succeed in the face of adversity. 
God will always guide this nation and keep each star on the American flag 
shining bright.

O--Offer hope. Everyone could use some.

P--Pray that God will continue to richly bless this country, and remember 
our motto is: "In God is our trust."

Q--Quit dwelling on the negative. Instead focus on making this nation even 
better tomorrow than it is today in the spirit of the founding fathers.

R--Remember those who have fought for this country and honor them.

S--Support our troops overseas. Keep their morale up.

T--Think about how lucky you are to be part of this great nation.

U--Use your skills and talent to the best of your ability in order to make 
this country a great place to live.

V--Vote. Don't throw away one of your greatest rights.

W--Wear a smile instead of a frown.

X--X-ray the heart of the nation, and you'll find that it's beating stronger 
than ever. The eagle has grown new wings and is taking flight.

Y--Yield to the overwhelming feeling of national pride that's all around.

Z--Zealously treasure your freedom, and do all you can to defend it with the 
heart of a true patriot.