The Nation’s Top 5 Most Patriotic Cites!

by Mahogany WaldonJuly 2, 2018

“Oh say, can you see?” Yup, that’s it! It’s July and you know what that means! Americans will be gathering together at waterfronts, parks, and backyards to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Fourth of July is honored in every major city across the country in different ways. Here’s our list of the nation’s top five most patriotic cities.

A map highlighting the top five most patriotic cities including Arlington, Gettysburg, Addison, TX, Jefferson City, MO, and Gallup, NM.

Addison, Texas

Just north of Dallas, Addison is the home of the American Fallen Soldiers Project. This non-profit organization helps to assist in the grieving process for families of deceased servicemembers. The project provides a hand painted portrait of the fallen soldier and a ceremony to memorialize them. Addison also hosts a fireworks show every year on July 3rd that takes months to prepare for and features a display synchronized to music. The Addison Kaboom Town show is one of the largest fireworks display in the state.

Arlington, Virginia

Arlington is nestled right across the southwestern bank of the Potomac River, making it a friendly neighbor to the nation’s capital. The history of this town is well-known, it’s the home to the Marine Corps headquarters, as well as the Air Force and the Pentagon. The Arlington National Cemetery, on the grounds of the Arlington House, was established during the Civil War and honors fallen military servicemen and women. The cemetery has over 300,000 graves and is the second-largest cemetery in the nation. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Arlington National Cemetery holds public observances that attract over 5,000 visitors annually.

Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup is rooted in American culture — not only is it coined the “Most Patriotic Small Town in America,” but it’s also known as “The Heart of Indian Country.” Gallup neighbors the Navajo Nation, and many other tribes additionally called the area home. The Native American culture runs deep in Gallup, the city honors Navajo service members in its World War II Memorial. Members of the Navajo Nation were recruited by the Marines during World War II, and the unique language spoken by those that were enlisted by the Armed Forces as secret communication through military telephone and radio. These servicemen are affectionately known as the Navajo Code-Talkers or simply Code-Talkers.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, like Arlington, is the location of a major military cemetery. The Soldiers’ National Cemetery was the site where Abraham Lincoln gave his iconic “Gettysburg Address” in 1863. Since then, Gettysburg a renowned patriotic city. Visitors here can explore the Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and other memorials dedicated to the Armed Services. If you’re looking for the perfect place to display your patriotism, then Gettysburg should be on your radar!

Jefferson City, Missouri

Nestled on the Missouri River, Jefferson City is another great place to show off your patriotism. Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri and every year the city hosts the “Salute to America” multi-day celebration. The festivities are kicked off with concerts, contests, and food vendors. The Red, White, and Boom fireworks display includes a sky concert on the Fourth of July.

If you’re feeling patriotic, check out some of our listings in one of these cities!

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About The Author
Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for homes.com. In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.