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Patriotic Poems

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Patriotic Poems For All Occasions

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Patriotic Poems for Kids

  • Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • My Country 'Tis of Thee by Samuel Francis Smith
  • A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When Our Land Was New by Annette Wynne

Short Patriotic Poems

  • America by Walt Whitman
  • The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
  • The Divine Source of Liberty by Samuel Adams
  • When Our Land Was New by Annette Wynne

Long Patriotic Poems

  • Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Molly Maguire at Monmouth by William Collins

Patriotic Veterans Day Poems

  • Veterans, Teach Us by Anonymous
  • The Veteran and the Child by Hannah Flagg Gould
  • Fall In! by Anonymous
  • A Route for the Procession by Anonymous

Patriotic Memorial Day Poems

The following poems can be found at Memorial Day Poems.
  1. What Marches? by Anonymous
  2. The Lengthening Lines by Anonymous
  3. Garlands by Anonymous
  4. Dirge For Two Veterans by Walt Whitman
  5. Memorial Day by Anonymous
  6. How Sleep the Brave by William Collins
  7. Decoration Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
  9. Memorial Day by Frederick W. Emerson

Patriotic Flag Day Poems

The following poems can be found at Flag Day Poems.
  1. Old Glory by Anonymous
  2. The Flag Goes By by Henry Holcomb Bennett
  3. Betsy's Battle Flag by Minna Irving
  4. The American Flag by William Parsons Lunt
  5. Freedom's Standard by Anonymous
  6. The Flower of Liberty by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. The Flag that Makes Men Free by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
  8. A Song For Flag Day by Wilbur D. Nesbit
  9. Betsy's Battle Flag by Minna Irving
  10. Old Glory by Anonymous
  11. The Flag Goes By by Henry Holcomb Bennett
  12. The Stars and Stripes Are Good Enough by Frederick W. Emerson
  13. Our Flag by Frederick W. Emerson

Patriotic 4th of July Poems

The following poems can be found at 4th of July Poems.
  1. Independence Day by Mary M. North
  2. American Independence by Benjamin Hine
  3. Ode for July the Fourth by Philip Freneau
  4. The Veteran and the Child by Hannah Flagg Gould
  5. Military Song for the Fourth by Unknown
  6. Ode on the 4th of July by Unknown
  7. On the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States by Unknown
  8. Anthem for the Fourth of July by Unknown
  9. Centennial by S. Theresa Wason

Patriotic Poems About America

The following poems can be found at Poems About America.
  1. America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
  2. My Country 'Tis of Thee by Samuel Francis Smith
  3. The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
  4. America by Walt Whitman
  5. The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
  6. Country of Freedom by Anonymous
  7. O Ship of State by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. American Spirit by Arthur Cleveland Coxe
  10. To My Country by Marguerite Wilkinson
  11. Stanzas on Freedom by James Russell Lowell
  12. On the Freedom of the Press by Ben Franklin
  13. A Song of Our Nation by Anonymous
  14. A Hymn of Brotherhood by Anonymous
  15. The People's Prayer by Anonymous
  16. Country, My Country by Anonymous
  17. Great, Strong, Free, and True by Anonymous
  18. An American Creed by Everard Jack Appleton
  19. Ode by Philip Freneau

Patriotic Poems About the American Revolution

The following poems can be found at Revolutionary War Poems.
  1. Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. Lexington by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  3. Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Ticonderoga by V.B Wilson
  5. Warren's Address by John Pierpont
  6. Battle of Trenton by Anonymous
  7. Valley Forge by Thomas Buchanan Read
  8. Song of Marion's Men by William Cullen Bryant
  9. Betsy's Battle Flag by Minna Irving
  10. George Washington by James Russell Lowell
  11. The Divine Source of Liberty by Samuel Adams
  12. Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch
  13. Molly Maguire at Monmouth by William Collins
  14. A Ballad of the Boston Tea Party by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The following poems can be found at 4th of July Poems.




These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

– Thomas Paine
The Crisis
Read aloud to Washington's Continental Army on Dec 23, 1776
  1. A Little Boy and a Cherry Tree

    by Annette Wynne

    A little boy and a cherry tree,
    A strong young man who proved to be
    A worker with his brain and hand,
    A soldier for his well-loved land,
    A statesman answering the call
    Of home and country, over all,
    A glorious patriot, noble son,
    A soldier—President—a man!
    Was Washington!

  2. Great Washington

    by Annette Wynne

    Great Washington,
    O, to be a worthy son
    To you, to hear the clarion call
    Of home and country over all,
    And to answer it like you,
    Standing firm and staunch and true,
    Head erect, and facing foe,
    Strong in weal and strong in woe,
    In my country's need;
    O, to be indeed
    A worthy son
    To you, great Washington!

  3. Song of Our Land

    by Annette Wynne

    Mountainland, fountainland, shoreland and sea,
    God's land thou art surely—His gift to the free;
    How blest are thy children wherever they roam
    To claim thee their country, their hope, and their home.

    I love thee, my country, O great be thy fame;
    I love thy dear banner—I honor thy name;
    I'll live for thee, die for thee, serve no land but thee—
    My country forever, great land of the free!

  4. Love of Country

    by Sir Walter Scott

    Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
    Who never to himself hath said,
    This is my own, my native land!
    Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,
    As home his footsteps he hath turn'd,
    From wandering on a foreign strand!
    If such there breathe, go, mark him well;

    For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
    High though his titles, proud his name,
    Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
    Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
    The wretch, concentred all in self,
    Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
    And, doubly dying, shall go down
    To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
    Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung.
    O Caledonia! stern and wild,
    Meet nurse for a poetic child!
    Land of brown heath and shaggy wood,
    Land of the mountain and the flood,
    Land of my sires! what mortal hand
    Can e'er untie the filial band,
    That knits me to thy rugged strand!

  5. Song of the American Eagle

    by Anonymous

    I build my nest on the mountain's crest,
    Where the wild winds rock my eaglets to rest,
    Where the lightnings flash, and the thunders crash,
    And the roaring torrents foam and dash;
    For my spirit free henceforth shall be
    A type of the sons of Liberty.

    Aloft I fly from my aërie high,
    Through the vaulted dome of the azure sky;
    On a sunbeam bright take my airy flight,
    And float in a flood of liquid light;
    For I love to play in the noontide ray,
    And bask in a blaze from the throne of day.

    Away I spring with a tireless wing,
    On a feathery cloud I poise and swing;
    I dart down the steep where the lightnings leap,
    And the clear blue canopy swiftly sweep;
    For, dear to me is the revelry
    Of a free and fearless Liberty.

    I love the land where the mountains stand,
    Like the watch-towers high of a Patriot band;
    For I may not bide in my glory and pride,
    Though the land be never so fair and wide,
    Where Luxury reigns o'er voluptuous plains,
    And fetters the free-born soul in chains.

    Then give to me in my flights to see
    The land of the pilgrims ever free!
    And I never will rove from the haunts I love
    But watch, from my sentinel-track above,
    Your banner free, o'er land and sea,
    And exult in your glorious Liberty.

    O, guard ye well the land where I dwell,
    Lest to future times the tale I tell,
    When slow expires in smoldering fires
    The goodly heritage of your sires,
    How Freedom's light rose clear and bright
    O'er fair Columbia's beacon-hight,
    Till ye quenched the flame in a starless night.

    Then will I tear from your pennon fair
    The stars ye have set in triumph there;
    My olive-branch on the blast I'll launch,
    The fluttering stripes from the flagstaff wrench,
    And away I'll flee; for I scorn to see
    A craven race in the land of the free!

  6. When Our Land Was New

    by Annette Wynne

    When our land was new
    And all untried
    It was you
    Who proved the guide—
    Proved her guide to lead her so
    She could live and grow.

    When our land was new
    And weak and small,
    It was you
    Who taught her all—
    For your vision clear as sun,
    Thank you, Washington!

  7. There's No Land Like Our Land

    by Annette Wynne

    There's no land like our land
    Underneath the sky,
    There's no flag like our flag—
    Keep it clean and high;
    We must serve no other land,
    Serve but ours with heart and hand,
    Flag and land we pledge to you
    Loyal service all life through.

  8. Wave, Wave, Wave

    by Annette Wynne

    Wave, wave, wave,
    Glad flag of the free,
    While men march and fight and die
    For you and liberty!