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Flag Day

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Salty, May 29, 2010.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    Flag Day is June 14

    I am the symbol of the living America,
    The badge of its greatness,
    The Emblem of its destiny

    I am faith
    It is I who keep men mindful
    of their priceless heritage,
    Life, liberty, and the right to
    pursue happiness

    I am hope
    I represent the land of promise
    wherein, already,
    Man's loftiest dreams
    have approached closer
    to realization
    Than ever before on this earth

    I am life
    Each strand and fiber of my being
    is a memorial,
    Dedicated to the sacrifices
    of all those strong men and
    steadfast women
    Who have lived and died in the
    nations service
    That it might live forever

    I am tolerance
    So long as I shall wave,
    All people under my protection
    May freely worship, think, write and speak,
    Undaunted by the shadow of fear

    I am justice
    Tempered with mercy,
    for I am friend to the oppressed
    and downtrodden of every land

    I am a sign of the future
    I wave over schools throughout
    the nation
    and, in them,
    The nation's future is molded

    I am the Flag of the United States

    ...The last...The best hope for
    Peace on Earth

    -Author Unknown
  2. Melanie

    Melanie Active Member
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    Nov 21, 2002
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    Why June 14 Salty?:1_grouphug:
  3. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    From the link: "anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes"

    Note: Stars and Stripes is the nickname for the flag of the United States
  4. jaigner

    jaigner Active Member

    Nov 19, 2009
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    What is? The flag? This country?

    Horrific. Thoroughly unfounded.

    Some of the most beautiful scripture is found in Isaiah 11.

    A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

    The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—

    and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
    He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
    or decide by what he hears with his ears;

    but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
    He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
    with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

    Righteousness will be his belt
    and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

    The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
    the calf and the lion and the yearling [a] together;
    and a little child will lead them.

    The cow will feed with the bear,
    their young will lie down together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

    Infants will play near the hole of the cobra;
    young children will put their hands into the viper's nest.

    They will neither harm nor destroy
    on all my holy mountain,
    for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD
    as the waters cover the sea.

    In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, [c] from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.

    Therein lies our last hope. Our best hope.

    Dona nobis pacem.
  5. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

    Nov 19, 2004
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    Great message, but don't let your child wear a US flag t-shirt to school on May 5!

    What's next.....Maybe a requirement that we fly the Mexican flag on July 4???:BangHead:
  6. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    #6 Salty, Jan 26, 2011
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