American Always: By upholding the values and embracing the principles of the United
States Constitution set forth by the founding fathers of our country.
Values That Define An American
by Professor Alex Inkeles
1. National pride in America's virtue and uniqueness.
This pride, almost our national religion, has "persisted remarkably intact over the 150 years" since French political thinker
Alex de Tocqueville published Democracy in America (1835 and 1840).
Benjamin Franklin extolled this kind of homely virtue (including autonomy, independence, persistence and initiative) in
Americans are joiners. They feel obligated to take part in community action.
Many others reported on the openness and friendliness of Americans, their casualness and friendliness of Americans,
their casualness and spontaneity in chance encounters.
Americans have confidence that striving toward a goal leads to success.
Openness to new experiences and ideas is a hallmark of the American character.
The notion of welcoming and pursuing change is commonplace.
A sense that one's intrinsic worth is the same as anyone else's is a basic American trait
Love your country. There's nothing else like it.
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Garie Chavez -
U.S. Army Paratrooper
551st Parachute Battalion
Served in the Battle of the Bulge -
5 Bronze Star and 2 Silver Star medals
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