Today is a summer day in June. Millions of Americans, who still have jobs, will be going to work. Thanks to the Great Obama Depression, millions more will be looking for work. Some Americans will be taking vacations, though there are not as many of those as there were a few years ago.
For some Americans, today is a special day.
What is so special about today and what does it mean for us?
Today is one of the more obscure national holidays that we have in America. Banks and government offices are not closed, though perhaps they should be and we should ditch one of the other holidays in favor if this day.
Today is Flag Day.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our flag.
Our flag is as close to a holy relic as you will find in our society. Real Americans revere our flag. It has stood as not only our national symbol for 235 years but it stands for something else. As Lee Greenwood sang in his iconic song God Bless The USA (I’m proud to be an American.), “That flag still stands for freedom and you can’t take that away.”
The flag that flew at Ft. McHenry that inspired Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner is lovingly preserved at the Smithsonian.
This flag has flown from the darkest days of the War of Independence to the final surrender at Yorktown. It flew in Philadelphia as the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention gave us the Republic that Mr. Franklin warned us would only be ours if we can keep it.
That flag flew at the Hornet’s Nest at Shiloh. It flew at Gettysburg and Chickamauga. It flew above the Courthouse at Appomattox as Americans laid down their arms and no longer fought each other.
That flag flew above the stricken USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor and at Wake Island and Corregidor during the darkest days of World War II. It led the way as our fathers and grandfathers liberated millions. For many who were in America in 1945, the iconic image of the flag being raised at Iwo Jima finally convinced millions that the war would end in victory.
The flag has united America through all of the years. On 9/11, the most enduring image is of the firemen raising the American flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center, announcing to the world America would never surrender.
That flag also does one solemn job as well, covering the caskets of fallen American heroes.
Today that flag remains the symbol of freedom and liberty around the world.
Americans revere the flag. Liberals do not. Liberals do not understand our love of the flag. Michelle Obama was mystified at the 9/11 ten year memorial ceremony, when the flag was brought in with great pomp and honor, she turned to Barack Obama and mouthed the words, “All of this for a flag?”
Liberals like her do not get it. Liberals think the flag should be burned. Liberals do not like liberty or freedom. Perhaps that is why they hold the flag in such contempt.
Today is the day America honors the symbol of our nation.
American flags are ubiquitous. We display them proudly. They are flown at homes, businesses, government buildings and churches. Sometimes we display them so much they become background. Many times that flag will be flying and we will simply not notice it.
Today, notice it.
Today is the day we remember and honor the flag. As you go by businesses and government buildings that fly the flag, take a moment. Look up at that beautiful red, white and blue gently flying in the breeze. Take a moment to remember what it stands for and give thanks.
And perhaps you should take a moment to remember the line from one of the greatest songs about America ever written.
“That flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.”
I feel you are wrong in your statement.
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Liberals love freedom as long as they have the freedom to control the rest of us. They love free speach as long as they are the ones speaking. They love the freedom to tax and spend other peoples money. They love the freedom to fly over your farms with drones to claim your working farmland as a public wetland. They love freedoms for themselves for us not so much.
I FLEW THE FLAG UPSIDE DOWN TODAY AND NOBODY NOTICED .
Why did you fly it upside down?...
Flying the flag upside down is a distress signal.
I guess I knew that. I should have asked why are you distressed.....Luke