American Flag Day – Tis the Star Spangled Banner

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Did you ever see the Movie “Not without my Daughter”? It is based on a true story about an American woman who marries an Iranian who convinces her and their daughter to visit his family in Iran. Once there, he refuses to let the daughter return to America.

Sally Field, who plays the wife/mother, refuses to leave her daughter behind in a world where women don’t have rights.

Through an underground network, she manages to escape to Turkey with her daughter.

At the end of the movie, she hears a flapping in the wind and looks up to see the American Flag flying over the US Embassy and her final words in the movie are “We’re Home”.

Remember when The American Flag would invoke such a feeling of being safe?

The American Flag represents the fabric of our Nation: freedom, equality and opportunity. No other flag stands for so much for so many.

 

Before the end of the 20th century, people would stand, remove their hats and place their right hand over their heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

My parents remembered people stopping their cars along the side of the road and standing whenever they heard the National Anthem being played on the radio. We were proud to be Americans.

Sadly, today, many Americans won’t even stand for the American flag; let alone salute it. I call them the Anti-Americans.

As Merle Haggard sang, “They love our milk an’ honey but they preach about some other way of livin”…. there are those who hate America while reaping the benefits from it. I say, if you disrespect the Flag, then you should be booted out of here.

Our flag symbolizes sacrifices made by others so that we can all live free.

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Disrespecting our flag is like spitting on the graves of all who died defending it. It’s utterly disgraceful.

I wonder what Anti-Americans would do if they found themselves in some foreign land and their lives were in danger. Would they be more relieved seeing Old Glory coming over the hill or the ISIS black flag of death?

 

Think about that scenario today as we celebrate Flag Day and fly our colors proudly! Always honor our flag and all it represents. Don’t forget to count your blessings that you live in the Greatest Nation in the world where at least you know you’re free!

God Bless America.

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