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Why respecting our national flag is important
wnd.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Bill Federer

Posted on 06/14/2018 8:28:40 AM PDT by rktman

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 as “National Flag Day.” “I … call your attention to the approach of the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union. … I therefore … request that throughout the nation … the fourteenth day of June be observed as Flag Day with special patriotic exercises … to give significant expressions to our thoughtful love of America, our comprehension of the great mission of liberty and justice … for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself. … Done at the City of Washington … in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.”

On June 14, 1783, General George Washington sent a “circular letter” to the thirteen governors of the newly independent states: “I am now preparing to resign. … Before I carry this resolution into effect, I think it a duty … to make this my last official communication, to congratulate you on the glorious events which Heaven has been pleased to produce in our favor. … The Citizens of America are from this period to be considered as the actors of a most conspicuous theater, which seems to be particularly designed by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity. … Heaven has crowned all its other blessing, by giving a fairer opportunity for political happiness, than any other nation has ever been favored with. …”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: flagday
Well since it's flag day....................
1 posted on 06/14/2018 8:28:40 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Mine is up


2 posted on 06/14/2018 8:30:03 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart

Mine again since Trump won. Had been absent for 4 years. The previous 4 it flew in hopes that things would get better under oxxxx but nope. Came down the night he got his 2nd term and only went up on certain holidays.


3 posted on 06/14/2018 8:32:07 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

NON print:

http://www.wnd.com/2018/06/why-respecting-our-national-flag-is-important/?cat_orig=diversions


4 posted on 06/14/2018 8:32:46 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

And for those in the SoCal area, highly recommend you take in Musical West’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy” next month. Grand ol Flag and all that.

https://www.facebook.com/MusicalTheatreWest


5 posted on 06/14/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT by Shark24
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To: Cold Heart
Mine has been up ever since the tree that used to have it was cut down and another tree selected for that purpose which coincidentally was 2016 a few months before the Election.

Before that I used to take it down during the winter but now it stays up. Even Obama's dismal failure as a POTUS could not allow me in good conscience to ever take it down in protest. That would be like a spoiled NFL miscreant kneeing during or hiding in the locker room until the playing of the National Anthem was finished before a game.

6 posted on 06/14/2018 8:44:04 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Cold Heart
Ours is up too. Good weather here. We don't fly it in the rain.
7 posted on 06/14/2018 8:54:24 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney
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