måndag 1 juli 2013

14 June - Flag Day 2013: Long May She Wave (Open Thread)


Coincidence whith my birthday. 14 June, Flag day.
We all know about 4 July. Do we have knowledge of 14 June?

Today is Flag Day.  Are you flying your flag?
In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag.
Rick Moran wrote at American Thinker:
Today, June 14 is flag day. It is a day set aside to honor our national standard and what it represents. The many millions who have fought under the stars and stripes need not be reminded of why it’s important to honor the flag. And for the rest of us, there is that longing that the flag fulfills: it allows us to belong to something greater than ourselves.
Please honor the flag by thinking about those who have fought and died for it, as well as what our national symbol represents.
We the People know that our flag represents freedom.  Today, when our freedom is under attack,  it is more important than ever to honor the traditions that bind us together.


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