14 June 2012

Flag Day And Learning Something New Yet Again

'Inspired by three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. 

While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.'

I Am Old Glory

I Am Old Glory:   For more than ten score years I have been the banner of hope and freedom for generation after generation of Americans.
Born amid the first flames of America's fight for freedom, I am the symbol of a country that has grown from a little group of thirteen colonies to a united nation of fifty sovereign states.
Planted firmly on the high pinnacle of American Faith my gently fluttering folds have proved an inspiration to untold millions.
Men have followed me into battle with unwavering courage.
They have looked upon me as a symbol of national unity.
They have prayed that they and their fellow citizens might continue to enjoy the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, which have been granted to every American as the heritage of free men.
So long as men love liberty more than life itself; so long as they treasure the priceless privileges bought with the blood of our forefathers; so long as the principles of truth, justice and charity for all remain deeply rooted in human hearts, I shall continue to be the enduring banner of the United States of America.

~Originally written by Master Sergeant Percy Webb, USMC.~

(Source: http://usflag.org/index.html)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Noelle - so important to remember those who have gone before us and the noblest deeds of so many lives lived so selflessly - such a model that our nation ought to heed today. Loved catching up with you - and the Queen, and the Navy Seal book. Ed mentioned that he's been looking it over at work - he's with Barnes & Noble - and I think he wants it to be his next read. I'll be getting his Sheep's Pen back on track this weekend - I'm the one who's been taking a break - too many projects and Blogland suffers, I'm afraid.


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