Saturday, January 26, 2013

Day 1, January 26

Dear friends,

For several weeks, or even months, I have been  thinking about a new blog.  I've resisted the idea, as sometimes I have a hard enough time keeping up with one blog.  But something inspired or perhaps compelled me to write about patriotism.  Though I've always thought of myself as a patriotic person, I realize that I know little beyond grade school history facts about our country.

Let's start with a definition.  Patriotism is devotion to one's country and courage in defending it.  How, then, can I call myself patriotic if I know so little about how America came to be?

These posts will be in no particular order.  We may jump from the Civil War to Vietnam, from Betsy Ross to Sarah Palin.  I make no apologies for this disordered approach because that is how my mind works. 

So I invite you to join me on this journey as I learn more about America, what it means to be an American, how we can better serve our country.

Welcome to The Patriot Pages.



  1. Sounds like a wonderful venture, Jane. I can't wait to read your opinions on patriotism...past and present. I look forward to your insights!