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Navy recruits in flag formation

Navy recruits in flag formation

Ethel Johns, a nurse at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in 1917, sent this photo home to her father. Her son, Hal B. Schell, of Cedar Lake, owns the photo now. There are more than 300 sailors in the flagpole alone, he said.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

This is my flag, showing its care for Americans

This is my flag. I fought for it; I saw friends die for it. My brother, without reservation, gave his life for it.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Remember price paid for Americans' freedom

This is a free country made by the people who made it that way.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Bible is the strength behind our flag, government

Our flag is a symbol of all that our patriotism means. It's a symbol of service, civil and political liberty -- dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It symbolizes a constitutional republic with individual liberty.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Seeing our flag through the seasons

Independence Day and the Red, White and Blue Flag means a lot to me. It means hope for a better tomorrow and future for me and my family.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

I fly flag in memory of those who served with honor

I fly the American flag in memory of those who served with honor in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Far East.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

American flag represents freedom, liberty

The American flag represents freedom and liberty to us. We proudly fly our flag every day. Patriotism was instilled in us by the example of our parents and carried on by our example.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Grand Old Flag means freedom to me

My Grand Old Flag with colors red, white and blue. As I see my flag swaying in the blue sky above, I think of two things: the freedom it means to me. I have the freedom to live the way I choose while doing no harm to others and to show respect to all I encounter with, while obeying the laws …

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Flag is a symbol of God's favor toward USA

The American flag, Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes — what does it mean? We all know the stars represent the states and the stripes the original 13 colonies, but the symbolism goes far beyond that.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

I served in Navy, like Dad, and Marines too

I and my father and uncle loved our red, white, blue flag, as we were in the service of the good United States of America. We loved our flag.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

American flag should be flown continually

I believe this country displaces the fewest flags of any western country. Our problem is we have too many regulations.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

I'll never forget President Kennedy's assassination

At Fort Hood we were ready to board trucks with loaded M-1 rifles to fly us to Cuba, but our president was there for us, and it was over.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Into this simple cloth is woven story of nation

What does the flag mean to me? It is a symbol of the United States and the diverse people who call themselves Americans, their achievements, their goals, all that they hold true.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Our son came home wrapped up in flag

The American flag is beautiful as it unfurls in the wind. I see freedom, hope, happiness, love and forgiveness in those stars and stripes.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
The American flag

The American flag

The U.S. flag flies over military surplus gear.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Flag is a reminder of mother's immigrant roots, patriotism

It is a constant memory of how the flag was revered by my mother, who came to this country from Europe as an 8-year-old child in 1912, the youngest of a large family.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Understanding the flag and its etiquette

As part of our radio program on veterans views, we discuss what the American flag means, proper display and use, i.e. "Flag Day" commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress, June 14, 1777.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Nation's flag carries spiritual symbolism

First, I am so grateful to live in America. This means I can share my faith and beliefs with those who do not know the truth. The flag means we live in freedom. Our flag is so beautiful with our three colors. Red can help us remember the blood Jesus shed for all of us. White is how he can cl…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Our flag is a symbol of lasting independence

It is the symbol of independence from England and the freedoms that I enjoy as an American. Some of my ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, and one knew George Washington. Many more have served in the military in different wars.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Our flag represents self-evident truths of forefathers

Our flag reminds me of this profound sentence in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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