When you’re out traveling, shopping at your local market, or just walking down the street, remember it’s the little things that make a patriot a true patriot.
What do I mean by that? Well, for starters, a true patriot is someone who knows their manners. C’mon – you and I both know that we live in a fast-paced world where no one stops to hold doors anymore. Be a patriot and break out those chivalrous tendencies Mom and Grandma beat into you. Hold doors. Say “please” and “thank you”. This is basic stuff, patriots, but not everyone does this. Show respect for your fellow man and act with courtesy.
Another thing, patriots. Take the time to thank a soldier. When you see a man or woman in uniform, actually take the time to stop, shake their hand, look them in the eye, and thank them for their service. Many of you, dear readers, are servicemen and women too. You know how much this means. For those of you that aren’t, make this a habit. It means more than you’ll ever know. Seriously. And the same thing goes for families of those who serve.
Finally, hold up on your word. A man’s word should be worth it’s weight in gold and true patriots recognize this. It’s simple, but powerful. Follow through. Honor your commitments, and take responsibility.
So, hey (you might ask) – why write this post anyways? Well, patriots, it’s a good reminder and it’s the little things that add up to make an everyday hero.
Steve is a former United States Marine, serial entrepreneur and businessman with over twenty years of business start-up and management experience. He is the founder of Patriot Surplus and continues to oversee eCommerce operations for the business following an acquisition by US Patriot Tactical out of Columbia, South Carolina. Follow Steve as he shares his conservative views on fiscal issues, military news and our constitutional rights.