Patriotism means the love for or devotion to one's country. When we hear the word patriot, naturally the first people we think of are our founding fathers. But they aren't the only patriots you know! There are many patriotic heroes' from the past and present! From Daddy Smith, a slave who single handedly defended a key position at Fort Henry in 1777, to Wrinkles the WWII canine messenger, who carried out his duties even after suffering shrapnel, to General Colin Powell, the first African American U.S. Secretary of State!