Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. (James Bryce, 19th-20th century British academic)
Sadly, some people don’t regard the flag as anything special and will go so far as to burn it. But other Americans are proud to fly the flag on patriotic occasions and boast of their pride in their country. Many have served the country in far away and dangerous places to defend our liberty. But, as Bryce points out, an even better loyalty will be found in strong faith and righteous living.
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race (Psalm 12:1).