The surveys conducted among 353 students of School Complex no. 19 in Bydgoszcz showed that love for the homeland is a great value for young Poles and its fate is not indifferent to them. Unfortunately, the declarative part of the survey differs significantly from the presented knowledge and the choices made by them. Young people, apart from a good knowledge of national symbols, have a problem with indicating the heroes and important historical events. They barely name titles of patriotic songs, and the main difficulty for them is that they are not familiar with the Polish literature.