Tomorrow is Flag Day:
In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag.
The Flag of the United States of America represents freedom to us and also to people all around the world. Please honor our Flag and our Union by flying the flag:
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
Through 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.
The images at the top and directly below come from this link, which is a pdf created by Congress about Our Flag.