Stories From the Heart: My Real Patriot

This is a Paper written by my 13 year old son about his 10 year old autistic brother. Sam had to write a paper for school on someone that was a True Patriot. This is what my son and Nick’s brother wrote.

My real Patriot is my little brother Nick. He has always loved things that involve the U.S.A.

Nick has been to Washington D.C., and said that Washington D.C. is the best city in the U.S.A… Nick’s favorite Place there is the White House. He went to the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the U.S. Capitol building. Nick also went to the Vietnam Memorial wall, and was very interested in that too. Ever since that trip, Nick has wanted to go back and see more.

Everyday when Nick gets home from school, he plays the song, “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” by Toby Keith. When Nick hears that song he just smiles, and sings the entire time.

Nick is very musical; he plays the piano and the guitar. His favorite song to play on the guitar is “The Star Spangled Banner.” On the piano, Nick has many patriotic songs; he has played them at piano recitals, and at school programs.

Last year, when Nick was in the third grade, he opened an assembly at school that was about Patriotism. He talked about what it meant to be an American, and the history of our great nation.

When Nick was nine years old, he could tell you every President, and the order that they served as President. He could also tell you how long they served. Nick can tell you, when they were born, when they died, and many other facts about their lives. Nick knows which Presidents fought in wars, and if they won a medal of honor.

Nick has wanted to meet the President since I can remember. He has always loved the United States, and the Presidents. He got to sit across the basketball court from President George Bush Sr. last year at a Texas A & M basketball game. Nick says someday he wants to live in the Nick, and be the President of the United States.

Never in my whole life have I ever met anyone as patriotic as my brother Nick. He has always been interested in the Presidents and the facts about our country. I think Nick is an amazing patriot, especially because at 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism, and now he is 10, and the most proud American I know.

By: Sam Waters

* Stories From the Heart is an ongoing series of user contributed heart warming stories, that shine light on the Autism experience.

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