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Saturday, June 14

Celebrate the red, white and blue

Today is Flag Day, the day we celebrate our national symbol and commemorate its adoption as the national banner in 1777.

We fly our flag daily, taking it in every night or during inclement weather. I like being reminded of the freedoms we enjoy and the democracy we live in - never have those freedoms seemed more significant than now, in this time of war, global unrest, and terrorism.

You're a Grand Old Flag
by George M. Cohan

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
But should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands,

one Nation under God, indivisible,

with liberty and justice for all.


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At 6/14/2008 8:40 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

We had an early celebration yesterday at school. I love teaching the children about our flag. They love it as well.

take care,

At 6/14/2008 10:22 AM, Blogger Holly Wood said...

LOVE your post!!!

At 6/14/2008 10:58 AM, Blogger bj said...

I came over from Beverly's Pink Sat. blog...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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