Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Today’s gratefulness goes to the many men, women and canines who have heroically helped to keep our flag proudly raised high in honor of our beautiful country the United States of America.
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.
Our flag, is also referred to as “Old Glory,” represents all people of America. We, the people, are America. We are a part of this great land and as the flag passes by, many are moved to saluting our flag. We are “one nation under God.”
Old Glory symbolizes the love and pride that we have as a nation and is a poignant reminder of America’s greatness. We are fortunate to live in a country which values freedom above all else. Our flag signifies the commitment made by our fallen brethren who battled bravely to defend the honor of our American unity, our power, and our purpose as a nation. It signifies the dedication of our leaders to continue to strive to uphold its promise of liberty, justice and freedom for all.
Seeing our American Flag brings such strong emotion to many ~ either at a ceremony honoring a great event or draped over the coffin of a military veteran as a sign of mourning for a hero and a loved one.
So in honor of our flag on Flag Day 2012,
I give thanks for all who have helped to keep her waving proudly everyday.