Flag Day 2011

Nancy Thorner
June 14th is Flag Day, but for most Americans Flag Day passes by unnoticed or with very little thought given to this annual holiday.  Although Flag Day is observed nationwide, it is a legal holiday in only a few areas of this nation, such as Montour County in Pennsylvania.   Flag Day is the day when all Americans should celebrate and show respect for their nation's flag and  commemorate its adoption.  For it was on June 14, 1777 that the Continental Congress replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring stars and stripes.   It is shameful that Flag Day gets so little notice, for doesn't the flag represent this nation's independence and its unity as a nation?  It should also be a time for Americans to reaffirm their loyalty to nation and their belief in liberty and justice.  The idea of an annual day celebrating the Flag is believed to...(Read Full Post)

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