Hi Everybody - I hope you have all been doing well. Long time, no speak! I won't insult or bore you with excuses as to why it's been so long since I've posted here, but I wanted to make sure to carve out some time today because the day means a lot to me. Today is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14 to commemorate the flag's adoption on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
The flag is so much more than three colors, stripes and stars. It stands for our country, in particular the freedom we all enjoy. Our flag is the symbol of the things we as Americans hold in our hearts and minds. It stands for our right to hold and express our beliefs and our values, to protect our homes and our loved ones, and to enjoy general safety and the abundance of God's bounty in our land. To think of all that has been given over the years - the sacrifices, the suffering, the lives, so that our flag can fly freely as a symbol of America is truly humbling.
It's sad how many people have been conditioned to think of America as evil, exclusive, and prejudiced, and therefore, see the flag as a symbol of dark things, something that should be disdained, and in some cases, even banned -- instead of being seen as the most visible symbol of the country that has been the greatest force for good the world has ever known.
If you have a US Flag, I hope you're displaying it proudly today. And if you get the chance, take a moment to teach a young person about how blessed they are to live in the greatest nation on earth!
Happy Flag Day! (and Happy Birthday to President Trump!!)