|Our Flag Through the Years|
Red stands for hardiness and courage
White is the symbol of purity and innocence
Blue is the color of vigilance, perseverance, and justice
|The Bald Eagle|
The Bald Eagle
The first Eagle on an American coin appeared on a Massachusetts penny in 1776.
“Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands.
One nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag
and to the Republic for which it stands
one Nation indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all."
|Statue of Liberty|
The magnificent Statue of Liberty stands 151 feet tall.
In her left hand she holds a law book with July 4, 1776, the date of the Declaration of Independence, inscribed on its cover.
In her right hand she holds a torch which represents enlightenment, or understanding.
At her feet are broken chains which symbolize liberty and crushing the chains of slavery.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
“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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