Today, June 14, we commemorate the day the American flag was born way back in 1777. Listen to the flag talks my friends. Source: Ads from Weirton Daily Times.
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design, I am the refuge of the world's oppressed people. I am the silent sentinel of freedom. I am the emblem of the greatest sovereign nation on earth. I am the inspiration for which the AMerican patriots gave their lives and fortunes. I have led your sons and daughters into battle from Valley Forge to the bloody ridges of Vietnam to the sand of the Persian Gulf.
I walk in silence with each of your honored dead, to their final resting place beneath the silent white crosses, row upon row. I have flown through peace and war, strife and prosperity, and amidst it all I have been respected..
My red stripes...
symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious nation.
My White stripes..
Signifies the burning tears shed by Americans who lost lost their sons and daughters.
clustered together, signify the 50 states as one, for God and country.
Old Glory... is my nickname and proudly I wave on high.
Honor me, respect me, defend me with your lives and fortunes. Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofty position, lest I never return. Keep alight the firs of patriotism, strive earnestly for the spirit of your republic, and I shall remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind.
The family's two Veterans, Dad served in WW2 and Hubs served for 20 years in the Navy. That's the flag we bought for my FIL during the memorial day celebration last year!