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Flag Day, June 14, from Coast To Coast!

Updated on April 16, 2018
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Photos From Across America
Photos From Across America | Source

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...

American Skyways
American Skyways | Source
American Bridges
American Bridges | Source

Throughout our beautiful states...

American Byways
American Byways | Source
American Pathways
American Pathways | Source

From East

American Waterways
American Waterways | Source

To West

American Roadways
American Roadways | Source
American Seaways
American Seaways | Source

Then onward, north to Alaska...

American Riverways
American Riverways | Source

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!

Flag Poem

Flags of Each State Set to Song

Show Your Gratitude, Say "Thank You"

Patriotic Song

Ending with a Moment to Consider Our Ways

How Are You Displaying our Colors?

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey


      Thanks much for helping to highlight the hub and the ideas it presents!

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Rt - It was encouraging and inspiring to see this Hub again. Wonderful message and wonderful pictures. Blessings! Theresa

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Millionaire Tips:

      Thank you for taking a look at this Flag Day Hub. It's a little different than the others I wrote about this day of observance. Also, it was fun to think through, write, and put together, but most of all, I appreciate that you visited and highlighted it with a comment because we need to hold on to our patriotic holidays.

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      Gorgeous photos and a great reminder of what our flag represents.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey


      Thanks very much for your visit and feedback. Flag day is not a big holiday, but in this day and time it is an opportunity that we should take advantage of!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Beautiful Hub with an important message. Thanks for reminding us. Sharing. Theresa

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      When I noticed that our American holidays are being dismissed I realized that we have an important responsibility to teach our children about them. I love that you shared your childhood story! Thank you!

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      I don't think a lot of people celebrate flag day anymore in the U.S., let alone know about it. I always remembered flag day because it is also my sister's birthday, and as a child we had a flagpole in our front yard that we put the flag on every June 14. I also remember ironing the flag and having to make sure it didn't touch the floor. I'm not sure the younger generations are aware of all of this.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      So glad you stopped in katyzzz! :) If you haven't yet seen it, you might enjoy my other hub on Flag Day. America is losing sight of its national holidays. There is a concerted effort to undermine and discard them.

      American patriotism, may be unique, but I have read wonderful accounts of other people being very patriotic in their countries.

      Our kitty is a sweetheart--an all-American sweetie! ;)

      We love Australia--your huge land, your strong people, your marvelous accents. It would be great to visit there one day!

      Thanks bunches for your visit to this hub and your comments.

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      katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I never knew of this before, I do admire Americans for their strong sense of patriotism, and I adore your cat. I'm from Australia.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much. Appreciate your visit and your input.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Inspiring. Voted beautiful.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks, Jo_Goldsmith11, for stopping in with your kind comments and for sharing how you celebrated. :)

      So appreciate your letting me know that the videos are not showing up on your end. I signed out and checked the hub, then signed in again and checked it, and they are working as far as I can tell. Can't see what the problem might be...but will check again. Thanks bunches for letting me know!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Great hub! I had my flags a waving! I even wore red, white and blue! America will hopefully restore the freedoms that this country was founded on. I voted this up! I really enjoyed this. And..a quick note. your six pictures on the side that start with "Flags of Each State"..isn't showing up. You may want to check it out. :-)

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you kindly, anidae. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos and I appreciate your coming by. It's been interesting and fun to give more consideration to using my photos in my hubs.

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      Anita Adams 6 years ago from Tennessee

      This is a beautiful hub. I love our flag, the USA, and our service men and women who put their lives on the line every day. The flag reminds me of those three things and that my father was a WW-II veteran. And I really enjoyed the pictures!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey


      You are most welcome. Thanks so much for being the first visitor to this hub!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey


      Thanks so much!

      I don't believe that other countries celebrate their flag day on the same day, but it would be interesting to hear from people throughout the world so we can learn about their various flag days (or similar holidays).

      So appreciate your coming by!

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Hi very beautiful pictures. Loved them. I didn't know it is flag day on 14th June. Is it international Flag day or just in your country?

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Thank you for reminding us what a great country we live in.....