Saturday is Flag Day.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
As Rick Moran wrote at American Thinker:
Please honor the flag by thinking about those who have fought and died for it, as well as what our national symbol represents.
We the People know that our flag represents freedom. Today, when our freedom is under attack, it is more important than ever to honor the traditions that bind us together, so please try to fly the flag on Saturday.
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 rocket’s 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?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes, what is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep, as it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: ‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore that the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion, a home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand between their loved home and the war’s desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto: “In God is our trust.” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave o‘er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!