Today is Flag Day. When I think of our flag, it is with reverence and with pride.
As a child, I learned the significance and the importance of our flag. In elementary school we did fun activities like draw pictures of and color our flag, cut out strips of construction paper to make a flag and attach it to a dowel or rod to then proudly wave for all to see. How thrilling the prospect!
We learned respect for our country’s flag – how to act around the flag, how to treat the flag, and what the flag stood for. We pledged allegiance to the flag first thing every morning, which taught us to love, and be loyal to, our country. We had the greatest country in the world!
We had more freedom than any other country on earth. We learned to appreciate that freedom, and to reach out to others and share our blessings. We were good people who stood tall, worked hard, had good values, were a friend to others, were brave, and did good to others.
We were strong, and brave, and true. What a beautiful legacy to leave for posterity so they would be free to choose the best things in life. 🙂