Do you consider yourself to be patriotic?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 1, 2008
“Absolutely. My father immigrated here from war-torn Italy. So I was raised by someone who knows firsthand what it’s like to be without freedom and without many of the things we take for granted. We’re very fortunate to live here, and we have a lot to be proud of.”
“I consider myself patriotic in that I have hope for my country, respect for its past and belief in its potential. But I dislike when patriotism is used for a tool of oppression or divisiveness.”
“I would say yes. I vote in every election, even the midterms, and I think being patriotic means being involved and doing your civic duty. So I try to stay informed and participate as much as possible.”
“I think I’m pretty patriotic. I always celebrate the Fourth, Memorial Day, Flag Day and Presidents Day.”