Update: I'm adding this stanza, from the patriotic poem which Alison learned by heart in her favorite professor's class at KU:
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 burned
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand!
(by Sir Walter Scott)