Patriotism refers to love and support of your country and the nation that you live in. There are many patriotism quotes that show just what this means. After 9/11 the Unites States military saw record numbers of people who were enlisting in various branches of the military because their patriotism made them feel that this was the right thing to do. If you have not served in the military you can still show patriotism in many ways, and soldiers who have fought to protect our rights and freedoms should be shown the highest respect. Some people show patriotism for paying for a meal for veterans, others volunteer and work with veteran organizations as a way of showing patriotism and American pride. Patriotism is something to be proud of and to show off.