Patriotism is on display in Watertown this weekend....Today a pep rally for Fort Drum at the Salmon Run Mall featured LG Bob Duffy, Rep. Bill Owens, local pols and a blast from the past as Four Star General Lloyd Austin III came for the resigning of the Community Covenant.
Meanwhile this weekend some judges from Rand McNally Publishing are in town to weigh Watertown's prospects of being named the Nation's most patriotic city.
I think patriotism is not measured by flag count or how many times you sing "God Bless the USA."
I learned the meaning of patriotism early in life when I visited my dad's grave at Arlington after he died when I was seven. You don't forget that.....
As for whether we are America's most patriotic city, I hope we win but whatever happens I am happy living here and happy with our close relationship to the military.