Georgia is the type of state that unabashedly has country pride out the wazoo. It’s the kind of place that oozes its patriotic energy, and does it without embarrassment. But what makes Georgia such a patriotic state? Why is it different from the other 49 states that sit within our country limits? We’ve dug deep into our research and found a few reasons why Georgia is so loyal and dedicated to the U.S.A. Take a look:
1. There once was a National Museum of Patriotism.
In Atlanta, there once stood a museum dedicated to patriotism, coming in at almost 10,000-square feet. It has since closed, however they officially changed it to more of an online concept instead of a physical one.
2. The Georgia Historical Society in Savannah
The Georgia Historical Society, headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, is one of the oldest historical organizations in the U.S.. The motto "Non sibi, sed Alliis" means Not for Self, but for Others. You can't get more patriotic than extending a helping hand to your neighbor.
3. The War Against "Unpatriotic" AP History Courses
Georgia is so darn patriotic, their policymakers got on board with banning certain AP history courses. They found that these courses might emphasize the negative aspects of America, or characterize the nation as oppressors and exploiters.
4. A huge soiree in Savannah
If ever you're questioning the patriotism in Georgia, simply visit Savannah during the Fourth of July. This historic city celebrates the United States like no other.
5. They celebrate everyone who shows their spirit.
More than 230 years ago, a woman known as "Mammy Kate" and her husband rode more than 50 miles by horse to rescue their owner who was jailed in Augusta after a skirmish known as Kettle Creek. The couple's daring escapade saved their owner, who was later appointed governor of Georgia. A bronze medallion was later placed on their graves, acknowledging their patriotism.
6. Flags galore
Often times, you can't drive down a road, or walk down a sidewalk without seeing a hanging U.S. flag. Georgia proudly acknowledges their country, and hangs the symbol with pleasure from their homes.
7. An annual patriotic concert
The Northeast Georgia History Center sponsors an annual Patriotic Concert in Septemer in the Sandy Beavers Auditorium of the Riverside Military Academy. Each year the concert honors a fallen member of the state, who spent their life dedicated to honoring our country. They even include a master of ceremonies, who normally is a ranking member of the military.
8. The World of Coca-Cola is in our backyard.
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place. Many Americans feel that Coca-Cola is the drink of the nation and show their pride for the carbonated beverage with delight.
Are our fellow Georgians beaming with pride? Good. Showing your patriotic nature with pride is nothing short of amazing. How do you show your patriotic side in Georgia? Leave your answer in the comments below!