Patriotism can be defined as love, devotion and loyalty for one’s country. But to me it means so much more.

Patriotism
can be defined as love, devotion and loyalty to one’s
country
. But to me it means so much more. To me,
patriotism
means supporting our
country even
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country, even
in difficult times; never losing faith in our
country
; flying the flag to show respect and proud of our homeland; and honouring those who have served in the defence of
this
nation
, both alive and deceased, retired and active.
Patriotism
is a deep-rooted tradition of our
nation
, preserved and handed down from generation to generation. Not only does it fall into oblivion, it is being upheld more vigorously, especially in today's society. It can be said that
patriotism
is manifested in several respects. In different periods of time, Vietnamese people show a great sense of
patriotism
in their own ways. In the years of fierce resistance of the
nation
,
patriotism
was the indomitable spirit, the craving for independence and freedom which encouraged people to struggle against foreign invaders and anti-communists under the glorious banner of the Communist Party of Vietnam. It was the national solidarity among fellow soldiers coming under lethal weapons together. It was the revolutionary fervour, the willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of
nation’s independence
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a nation’s independence
the nation’s independence
at the front-line. It was
also
the hidden and silent sacrifice of mothers and wives in the rear. Thousands of generations, even if they have laid down their life for the sake of our
country
, actually become immortal. They are commemorated by us- their countrymen and are honoured all over the world as they have suffered great hardships for their
country
and even sacrificed everything for the freedom of it. How can we forget a To Vinh Dien having taken it on himself to block the artillery, a Phan Dinh Giot having filled himself in the battlements and millions of people laying their lives down for the crimson flag, the liberty and a shining
patriotism
. Even nowadays, many people are serving our
nation
with full dedication in whatever ways they can.
Nevertheless
, the spirit of
patriotism
is gradually fading since the youth of today do not feel as strongly for his or her
country
as the previous generations felt. The parents, as well as teachers, must make an effort to instill the spirit of
patriotism
in the coming generations. They must sharpen the sense of
patriotism
so that the youngsters of the
country
deeply respect the
country
, feels attached to it, make efforts and work towards creating a strong
nation
. We must have respect, love and sense of belongings for our
country but
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country, but
simultaneously, we must not hold prejudice against other countries to avoid the outbreak of wars between the two nations Our flag is not just a piece of coloured cloth, but it is a symbol of liberty, freedom, sacrifice and is marked by the blood of those who have died defending it. When a person realizes
this
, only
then
he or she can become a true patriot and can inspire others around him to work towards building a developed and powerful
nation
.
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