Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day!

I love my country, plain and simple. When my heart cries out how times are tough or the deeds of others leave me doubting faith in our fellow man, I am reminded of how our country started. It began with the faith that America would one day be a strong and proud nation. When I look at our flag I am reminded of the brave men who founded this country and the brave who fought to keep us free.

A few years ago I visited Philadelphia, stopping by the Betsy Ross home and taking the opportunity to viewing our Liberty Bell. What a thrill that was for me. Then a few short years later I visited Washington D.C. and fell in love with all the heritage of our country I found there.  The last time I visited was in April 2011 and the thrill was still there as the lump in my throat from pride filled my heart once again. This trip I got to see the Star Spangled Banner flag displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Oh My Gosh was all I could say....

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation, evermore!"                                                                 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

1 comment:

  1. I love visiting "history". Visiting Washington is always such an amazing and moving experience.


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