My heart swells with patriotic pride every time I see the streets lined with Old Glory. I feel that pride twentyfold on the Fourth of July.
I'm a sentimental fool when it comes to all things patriotic. On the day I took the Oath of Allegiance to become a naturalized citizen I had tears rolling down my cheeks. So much so that the newspaper reporter that was there singled me out for an interview. Great. My fifteen minutes arrive and I have swollen eyes. I didn't really care though, I was very proud and happy to finally become a U. S. citizen.