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Flag Day, June 14, from Coast To Coast!
Display Our Flag's Colors in Your Neck of the Woods!
In the hub Flag Day and the Star Spangled Banner you can read some of the history behind our national anthem along with the entire text of the song.
Too often we only hear the first verse and then the words, "Play ball!" but it's a wise thing to refresh our memories on the text and to help others remember it.
This short hub is themed around the history of our Stars and Stripes, the greatness of our very land, and the blessings we have for being in it on this patriotic holiday that we are privileged to celebrate.
This is a time to stop and and remember, to take stock of all that we've lost in order to gain all that we have. We can show our gratitude and evaluate the direction we are headed. Take the time to enjoy this holiday, but be sure to consider why we have it to enjoy!
Pay tribute to the freedom that our flag represents!
Say hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!
Coast to Coast Photos
Beginning with these scenic photos, I hope that you are inspired to reflect on how our country's history holds important potential for the future of this nation. Let the shore to shore landscapes encourage your national patriotism this June 14, then use that to stand for rather than against the unique purposes for which America was founded and her efforts to help the world in spite of her weaknesses.
• The skies in these photos are intended to remind us of the varied and vast high opportunities that America offers her people.
• The waters are included to help us think with appreciation about the depth of sacrifice that has been sacrificially given for our freedoms.
• The bridges are posted here to give us a vision of how where we come from can strengthen our resolve to renew and hold on to the values that made the United States of America strong.
After your coast to coast photo trip, be sure to check out the videos located below. The poem from Johnny Cash, as well as the other productions, each offer something uniquely American for everyone to think about. Give the thoughts a few extra minutes--you'll be glad you did!
As we celebrate Flag Day, let's begin a small journey from the blue skies of the USA's sunny Florida...
Throughout our beautiful states...
Then onward, north to Alaska...
Take a minute to consider how we, as citizens of the United States of America, have so much to be thankful for because we own the red, white, and blue stars and stripes. The sacrifices our flag represents should be honored. Don't miss your chance on Flag Day to display your gratitude!
Let Flag Day Remind Us of Our Past and Help Us Ponder Our Future
While there are issues we need to address in our country, no nation has ever been perfect. On that same note, no nation will ever be perfect, but because of our freedoms, we have had unique opportunities to work on solving our problems.
Where are we headed?
While we must continue the work to preserve those freedoms–and I should add to regain some that have been lost–we can be thankful for the fact that we are still free to do just that and we have opportunity to do so in many ways.
We are unique in the way we were established, and unique in what we've been able to accomplish since our founding. Flag Day is an opportunity to reflect on all that we have been through and to revisit all that we have to be grateful for.
Doing so may even help us look at all that we face today with new eyes, with fresh insight into why the many issues are of such great concern today. Starting on this Memorial Day maybe we can focus on uniting the past and the future.
We can prepare to spend Flag Day standing for the principles and ethics that brought our people together in its early days, standing against all that would destroy its purpose. Talk about celebrating Flag Day with your family and friends, then do it!
Flags of Each State Set to Song
Show Your Gratitude, Say "Thank You"
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- A Brief History of Flag Day in America
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- Origin of the Names of the United States of America - A Greensleeves Page
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- How to Properly Display Your American Flag
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- Flag Craft - Patriotic HandPrint American Flag Craft - B-InspiredMama.com
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