Virtue of the Week: Patriotism

THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier represents all the American service men and women who have died …..Guarding that tomb is an honor bestowed on a few committed men. Who are these men? The physical traits are specific: They must be between 5′ 10″ and 6’2″ tall Their waist […]

Virtue of the Week: Patriotism

Patriotism Patriotism is a virtue so long as the actions it encourages are not themselves immoral. So long as devotion and loyalty to one’s country do not lead to immoral actions, then patriotism can be quite laudable. When concern for their own country blinds people to the legitimate needs and interests of other nations, then […]

Virtue of the Week: Patriotism

SACK LUNCHES I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and […]