What does patriotism mean to me? That is a very good question. Patriotism could mean many things. It could mean being loyal and helping others in your community or it could be standing up to serve your country. There are many different ways to interrupt patriotism but to me it is having the guts to stand with your fellow country men in a time of need. To be patriotic you should also respect the flag and be loyal to your nation. To have patriotism doesn't mean you have to agree with everything going on in the government. You also don't have to be the most respected person either. As long as you are a good citizen and respect the flag to me you are patriotic.