Hump Day Report: Fly It Proudly!

Flag of The United States of America – Luxembourg American Cemetery

ALOHA, ALL!!  Today, June 14,  is Flag Day.  It’s a day to honor the Stars and Stripes and what it represents.  Officially designated as an annual national day  by Harry Truman in 1949, Interesting to note that the idea originated with a school teacher from Wisconsin much earlier:  Flag Day 

Salute the flag today and hang it for all to see.  It means freedom throughout the world.

Madison Rising:  Star Spangled Banner  

Final Thoughts:  “We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.” ~George Washington, attributed

“I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your heart. For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making.” ~Franklin Knight Lane



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An American patriot who has gone rogue - I will remember in November!

3 responses to “Hump Day Report: Fly It Proudly!”

  1. Tom says :

    “The flag that waves above us all is mainly red and blue. But it would not have star or half of its stripes, if not for the White part, too.”–from “Martin Mull’s History of White People in America” ( )

  2. Tom says :

    Today is also the 237th birthday of the United States Army.

    I must confess I didn’t hang a flag today. I just wore in on the right shoulder of my uniform.

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