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.
This is my flag. I fought for it; I saw friends die for it. My brother, without reservation, gave his life for it.
This is a free country made by the people who made it that way.
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.
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.
I fly the American flag in memory of those who served with honor in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Far East.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
I believe this country displaces the fewest flags of any western country. Our problem is we have too many regulations.
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.
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.
The American flag is beautiful as it unfurls in the wind. I see freedom, hope, happiness, love and forgiveness in those stars and stripes.
The U.S. flag flies over military surplus gear.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.”
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