|Our First American Flag|
She stands tall and proud for all to see, from town squares to banks to schools to post offices. In smaller form, she lines residential streets and decorates flower beds. No matter what Old Glory's size or placement, she is resplendent in her stars and stripes and color.
Today, Flag Day, is her day. She beckons Americans to celebrate her. She invites Americans everywhere to pause, as they pass one of the many American flags displayed around towns and cities across the country, to reflect and consider all that she signifies: Freedom, Devotion, Unity, Patriotism, Brotherhood.
Veterans hold her dear to their hearts. Civilians feel her warmth. Children handle her with care and eye her with excitement. People from other lands who have made the United States their home view her with gratitude.
She's a star-spangled banner -- a real beauty -- and she means so much to so many. May she always be as respected and treasured as she deserves. And may she forever wave her welcome to all.
“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will.” ~Everett Hale
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