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4th Of July: What Does it Mean to Be Patriotic?

Officially, patriotism is defined as a devotion to — or love for — one’s country.

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media

(Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

On Thursday, President Trump is planning a "Salute to America" – a celebration that will include a parade with, among other things, tanks or some other armored military vehicles along the Washington Mall, and – of course, the President will address the nation. While it's not entirely clear what's in store, you can assume a very, very patriotic theme. But what is patriotism in America today, anyway?

Joining us for this conversation are Eddie Weller, a professor of history at San Jacinto College, and Timothy Colomer, a former EOD technician in the Marine Corps and an ambassador for the EOD Warrior Foundation.

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