Submitted for the Daily Prompt: Country
Assignment: Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us COUNTRY.
When I think of country, I think about the servicemen and women who risk their lives so that we can have the life we have today. I also think about those that continue to serve. I write this blog in honor of my father who served in World War II. So through him, I define country. I am currently telling his WWII story and there is a link to the beginning in the blogroll on the left panel.
I also cannot define country without thinking about the people that came from all over the world to live in the United States. My country truly is a melting pot. So to help me define country, I add my mother immigrating from the Ireland in the 1950s.