Monday, June 14, 2010

Post #800: Flag Quotes

It's Flag Day here in the U.S.



"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to prosperity, representing our liberty." (Attributed to George Washington)

"Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness ... every color means liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty." (Henry Ward Beecher)

"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history." (Woodrow Wilson)

[with thanks to the Quote Garden]


WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: Besides Flag Day, it is Men's Health Week, and Meet A Mate week. Today is also World Blood Donor Day, Family History Day, and the 235th birthday of the U.S. Army.


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