Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day -- June 14th

I love this county and I love our Flag.
Our flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red stripes alternating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well:
Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor,
White symbolizes Purity and Innocence
Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Since then, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by celebrating June 14 as Flag Day.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag reads as follows:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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