A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 28, 2022
“Filipino by blood. American by birth. Patriot by choice”

"American by birth. Patriot by choice” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“American by birth, patriot by choice!” was printed in the Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald on November 25, 1994. “American by birth, Patriot by choice...” was posted on the newsgroup alt.security.terrorism on September 24, 2021. Authorship is unknown.

“Polish by blood, American by birth. Patriot by choice” was posted on Twitter by 馃憫馃挜 Princess 馃挜馃憫 on July 4, 2017. “Irish by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt” was posted on Twitter by Myfrogtee on September 16, 2017. “Italian by blood American by birth Patriot by Choice” was posted on Twitter by Daniel L Perna on March 7, 2018. Notebook Planner German by Blood American by Birth Patriot by Choice was posted on Google Books in 2020. Mexican by Blood American by Birth Patriot by Choice Flag / Notebook was posted on Google Books in 2021. “Texan by blood. American by birth. patriot by choice” (shown on a T-shirt) was posted on Twitter by Toptee trend on August 31, 2021. “Filipino by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt” was posted on Twitter by Toptee trend on March 5, 2022. “Greek by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt” was posted on Twitter by New Tshirt Sweet on March 16, 2022. “Shirt says Viking by Blood, American by birth, Patriot by choice lol” was posted on Twitter by TheresAFireOutside on April 23, 2022.


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25 November 1994, Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald, “Editor’s Mailbag,” pg. A12, col. 3:
American by birth, patriot by choice!
MERYEM JAEH
Lebanon (Nov. 21)

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Muslim Dress Code in USA - Dressadvice.doc (1/1)
Zulu 5 Oscar
Sep 24, 2001, 10:34:52 PM
Hmmmmmm. And just what would the customary dress of the US be? Seeing as how this country is primarily made up of people from around the globe, then it would stand to reason that there is no customary dress.

This document is infantile, xenophobic, and profoundly insulting to everything that this great nation stands for!

I am…

American by birth, Patriot by choice…

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20 March 2004, Mattoon (IL) Journal Gazette, “Firm’s special edition rifle pays tribute to Lincoln, Charleston” by Rob Stroud, pg. A9, col. 1:
They also bear the engraved phrases “American by Birth—Patriot by Choice” and “Home of Lincoln Log Cabin State Park.”

22 October 2004, South Bend (IN) Tribune, “Rifle recalls Niles’ history; Limited edition highlights past of City of Four Flags” by Lou Mumford, pg. 1:
If features a locomotive on the stock and, on the right forearm, an engraving of the word “Niles” next to the inscription “American by Birth, Patriot by Choice.”

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Disney’s Next Hero: A Lion King of Kings (Hollywood Nervous About Christian Narnia)
Dr. Jai Maharaj
Feb 22, 2005, 5:28:11 AM
(...)
Posted on 2/21/2005 7:00:44 AM PST by TonyRo76 (American by birth. Patriot by choice. Christian by grace.)

Twitter
Warrior Chief
@radzrider
*American By Birth Warrior & Patriot By Choice* As we Celibate Our Independence Day. Let’s Remember Our (cont) http://tl.gd/2a68oo
2:42 PM 路 Jul 4, 2010路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Patriot Nation
@Patriot_Nation_
American By Birth, Patriot By Choice : http://ning.it/97AVqJ : #PatriotNation
12:51 PM 路 Sep 12, 2010路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Vanessa
@nanoness
Best shirt I’ve seen today: American by birth, patriot by choice.
3:18 PM 路 Sep 17, 2011路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
馃憫馃挜 Princess 馃挜馃憫
@polishprincessh
Polish by blood,
American by birth.
Patriot by choice.
#ProudAmerican
#IndependenceDay
#GodBlessAmerica
#AmericaTheBeautiful
10:40 PM 路 Jul 4, 2017路Twitter for Android

Twitter
Myfrogtee
@myfrogteecom
Irish by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt https://myfrogtee.com/holiday/patrick/irish-blood-american-birth-patriot-choice-shirt/
4:18 AM 路 Sep 16, 2017路WordPress.com

Twitter
Daniel L Perna
@DanielLPerna2
Replying to @pahubb43
Hang I there Peggy we got your 6. Male Navy Vet 2A Harley Davidson Rider, NRA member, VFW and American Legion Member. Italian by blood American by birth Patriot by Choice
2:41 PM 路 Mar 7, 2018路Twitter for Android

Twitter
OrderTees
@OrderTees1
Irish By Blood American By Birth Patriot By Choice T-shirt https://ordertees.net/products/irish-by-blood-american-by-birth-patriot-by-choice-t-shirt-1
#RIPBIG
Bruno Mars
#RuinMyDayIn5Words
#JobsReport
#TechieTunes
#FlashbackFriday
Justice Kennedy
Kristen Wiig
David Brooks
313,000 in February
10:53 AM 路 Mar 9, 2018路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
I Love the USA
@jo_USA_
Replying to @nytopinion
Whatever, I LOVE the USA.
Italian by blood, American by birth, Patriot by choice!
10:39 PM 路 Jul 2, 2019路Twitter for Android

Google Books
American by Birth Patriot by Choice
Patriotic American Flag Colors Notebook. Lined Journal
By Uncle Joe Memories 路 2019

Reddit—Shitamericanssaid
Posted by u/ShitAmericansSaidbot December 11, 2019
Irish by blood, American by birth, patriot by choice

Google Books
Notebook Planner German by Blood American by Birth Patriot by Choice
To Do, 6x9 Inch, Simple, Daily Journal, College, Meeting, Book, Over 100 Pages
By Walker Jane 路 2020

Twitter
shopstees
@shopstees
German By Blood American By Birth Patriot By Choice shirt
https://shopstees.com/?post_type=product&p=504532
4:06 AM 路 May 8, 2021路Blog2Social APP

Google Books
Mexican by Blood American by Birth Patriot by Choice Flag / Notebook CollegeRuled Line / Large 8. 5’’x11’’
By Frank DAWS 路 2021

Twitter
Toptee trend
@tee_bes
While they were Texas by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt . 鈥渇iguring out what the borders of the brand are,鈥 as Miles puts it.
("Texan by blood. American by birth. patriot by choice” is shown on a T-shirt.—ed.)
https://topteetrend.com/product/texas-by-blood-american-by-birth-patriot-by-choice-shirt/
2:14 AM 路 Aug 31, 2021路Blog2Social APP

Twitter
Toptee trend
@tee_bes
There has been no Polish by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt . shortage of wildly glamorous fashion on the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival this past week.
https://topteetrend.com/product/polish-by-blood-american-by-birth-patriot-by-choice-shirt/
2:44 AM 路 Aug 31, 2021路Blog2Social APP

Twitter
Tucker
@TuckerSparkman
Replying to @MrAlexisPereira
Best one I saw today had a big iron cross on the back and said 鈥淚鈥檓 German by blood, American by birth, Patriot by choice鈥
1:19 PM 路 Oct 22, 2021 from North Carolina, USA路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
AMERICAN BADASS 馃嚭馃嚥
@SWFLPatriot
American by Birth!
Free by the Grace of God!
PATRIOT by Choice 馃嚭馃嚥
9:00 PM 路 Aug 18, 2021路Twitter for Android

Twitter
Toptee trend
@tee_bes
Filipino by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt
#FilipinobybloodAmericanbybirthpatriotbychoiceshirt
https://topteetrend.com/product/filipino-by-blood-american-by-birth-patriot-by-choice-shirt/
3:48 AM 路 Mar 5, 2022路Blog2Social APP

Twitter
New Tshirt Sweet
@SweetTshirt
Greek by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt
trendteeshirts.com
Greek by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt
I鈥檓 always proud Greek by blood American by birth patriot by choice shirt . Of the ladies and Girls Clubs at my church and other churches. We have already sta
11:52 PM 路 Mar 16, 2022路Twitter Web App

Twitter
TheresAFireOutside
@fasterdisasters
Shirt says Viking by Blood, American by birth, Patriot by choice lol
3:29 PM 路 Apr 23, 2022路Twitter for Android

Twitter
maki 馃
@YerbaMaki
QUOTE:
IRISH BY BLOOD
AMERICAN BY BIRTH
PATRIOT BY CHOICE
9:37 PM 路 May 26, 2022路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Matty McGill
@Matt_McGillick
Just saw a guy unironically wearing a shirt that said 鈥淚talian by blood, American by birth, patriot by choice鈥
1:09 PM 路 May 28, 2022路Twitter for iPhone

(Trademark)
Word Mark PATRIOT BY CHOICE AMERICAN BY BIRTH
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: clothing, namely tee-shirts; stickers. FIRST USE: 20070120. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070120
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 76679837
Filing Date July 23, 2007
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) RAMIREZ, MANNY INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 405 6TH STREET NORCO CALIFORNIA 92860
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date April 28, 2008

(Trademark)
Word Mark AMERICAN BY BIRTH PATRIOT BY CHOICE MBKUNITED STATES 3% 1776
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting special events; Charitable fundraising services by means of selling goods to raise funds; Charitable fundraising services for supporting veterans. FIRST USE: 20180526. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20180526
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 01.01.03 - Star - a single star with five points
14.05.05 - Axes ; Hatchets ; Tomahawks
23.03.03 - Derringers ; Pistols ; Revolvers
24.09.05 - American flags ; Flags, American
26.01.17 - Circles, two concentric ; Concentric circles, two ; Two concentric circles
26.01.21 - Circles that are totally or partially shaded.
Serial Number 88379531
Filing Date April 10, 2019
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 13, 2019
Registration Number 5895493
Registration Date October 29, 2019
Owner (REGISTRANT) DeJoseph, Zachary INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 3 Huckleberry Dr Castleton on Hudson NEW YORK 12033
(REGISTRANT) Foster, Chad INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 22 Bon Acre Way Averill Park NEW YORK 12018
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE UNITED STATES APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of two concentric circles with the words “AMERICAN BY BIRTH” and “PATRIOT BY CHOICE” at the top of the outer circle, separated by a five-pointed star, and “UNITED STATES 3%” on the bottom of the outer circle. The letters “M,” “B,” and “K” in stylized font are in a triangular formation in the upper half of the inner circle, with a hatchet and flint lock pistol crossed in an X formation between the three letters. The bottom half of the inner circle consists of a portion of the American flag. The mark appears on a shaded background.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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