The Daily Beast had a list of the 20 most patriotic states based on voter turnout, military service, and support for veterans (seen via The Brothers Judd). I noticed an oddity: Ten of the top 20 border Canada. Six of the top ten border Canada. The top three border Canada. This is out of 13 states altogether on the Canadian border (I'm counting Ohio and Pennsylvania).
Aren't you glad to know our northern marches are guarded by patriots? On the other hand, it looks like New York and Michigan are weak points.