Monday, June 14, 2010

Long May She Wave

"Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation."
-Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress, June 14, 1777

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

The stripes represent the original 13 colonies.
The stars represent the 50 states of the union.

The colors of our flag are symbolic, too.
White stands for purity and innocence.
Red stands for hardiness and valor.
Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.

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.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
~ George M. Cohan

♥ Vicki

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