Patriotism: To love your country is to love the ideals which bind your nation together.  Patriotism is that inner feeling of pride and devotion to the history, the customs, the rule of law and the people who share a common dream of a better life.  DeMolay’s lesson of patriotism is not all pomp and bluster, but that of thoughtful consideration of the need for a military presence in the world, as well as the creation and preservation of peace through the acts of good citizenship.