Tag: American Flag

A Tribute to Veterans who Make American Freedom Possible

 

Ahead of Veterans Day, I want to make a declaration: I love my country just as anyone who may take pride in their land of birth. I stand in respect when our national anthem is sung. By doing so I give honor to those who died in service of America. I get a lump in my throat when I hear The Star-Spangled Banner sung. Tears fill my eyes when I see the flag saluted by those in uniform, when I see the flag at half-staff to remember someone’s death, or when I see a folded flag handed to the spouse whose mate gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country.

The American flag is important, the colors and construction are significant. That field of blue symbolizes vigilance, fairness, perseverance. The red focuses on valor and resilience. The white imagines purity and goodness. 50 stars – one for each state – are combined, representing e pluribus unum “out of the many, one.” Thirteen stripes remember the original thirteen colonies whose stand against injustice from an authoritarian leader began the nation’s history.

That flag was fought for, by the one laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. His sacrifice stands as representation for the sacrifice of tens of thousands; warriors who have given me my freedom. My freedom comes with responsibility. Liberty lives through sacrifice. I never take my inalienable rights for granted and I never forget those who have sacrificed to make liberty possible.

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This was a pleasant respite from hard left critical race theory informed pronunciations issuing forth from the current White House. The 2021 Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week 2021. could  have been issued by any president in our history. These annual proclamations on standard event days have traditionally been sign posts of political […]

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Marie’s Quilt Flag

 

After three months of quilting, my wife Marie just finished this quilt of the American flag. We’re going to use it as a wall hanging inside, a flag for special days outside. Marie took two flags, put batting in between, and then quilted a pattern down the 13 stripes and then quilted around the 50 stars. She had to align the two sides perfectly, so she spent a lot of time pinning the two sides together before she could quilt even a small section.

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June 14 is always Flag Day in the United States of America. It is also the Army birthday. Accordingly, here are a few songs focused on the Stars and Stripes. We conclude with the Army Song. Add your own for the national flag or the Army in the comments. Naturally we step off with John […]

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USA! Four More Years!

 

Massive cheers erupted for President Trump and Melania as they arrived on the field at the Clemson vs. LSU College Football Game in New Orleans. Unfurling the American flag and the beautiful rendition of the National Anthem brought more cheers. No one taking a knee here!

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If we want to curtail the growth of the federal government devouring all state and local power we need to upgrade our crappy state flags into better flags so people can be prouder of their states and want more control at the more local levels.  Utah’s flag has always been terrible it looks like the […]

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Leftist History over American Herstory

 

Just where does an American-based corporation and their rich, male, former jock, brand representative get off imposing history over the narrative of a woman? I had thought we were past powerful privileged men silencing, dismissing, and trivializing herstory. Yet here we are, with another patriarchal pack mansplaining a woman’s original work. The corporate leadership of Nike, following the lead of Colin Kaepernick, have branded Betsy Ross’s original flag design a white supremacist symbol.

Leftist propaganda organs have amplified this slander, claiming white supremacist groups use the original flag design to signify rejecting the post-Civil War constitutional amendments. The left’s real objection, of course, is to the actual history, the Declaration of Independence that they despise, assigning to it the same strained and stained meaning claimed by the black-robed bigot, Chief (In)Justice Taney in the fraudulent Dred Scott decision. Instead of supporting herstory, and taking back a woman’s original creative work from some knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers, the leftist elite privileged this attack on women, thus banishing a woman’s art as shameful.

All people of good will should push back, rejecting such a shameful assault on a woman’s work and her important place in America’s story. Reject Nike’s leftist hate. True history must include her story. Fly the Betsy Ross flag with pride, as President Obama did at both of his inaugural ceremonies, as did his predecessors and successor. See the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. See, also, the New York Times on President Obama’s 2013 inauguration:

Did the American Legion Join CNN in Fact-Free World? Time for a Change in Flag Half-Staff Policy.

 

On Monday, August 27, CNN was constantly running a chyron claiming the American Legion “scolded” President Trump into issuing a proclamation to re-lower the flags. But, what are the rules? Would President Trump break the flag etiquette rules out of personal animus? If facts matter to you, the answer is readily at hand.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a helpful PDF publication on half-staffing: “Flying the American Flag at Half-Staff.” It informs us:

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Scrolling down my Facebook feed I come across a kerfuffle over Tomi Lahren’s use of the flag as a theme for her Halloween costume. It’s a good opportunity to bring up a question about the flag code and what it says about flags and clothing: 4 U.S.C. § 8 (d) The flag should never be used […]

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We have been repeatedly told that we have reached a post Christian western culture.  When Tim Tebow is ridiculed for taking a knee to pray during a football game, we know that Christianity is no longer at the heart of America.   Now we have football players, owners, and a good deal of the elites in […]

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Think Trump Is Losing The NFL vs Flag Fight? Ask Mike Dukakis.

 

NOTE: There’s a special bonus weekend-edition of the Michael In the Morning podcast on the NFL vs. Trump fight.

My social media timeline is filled with “smart” people attacking Trump over his current fight with athletes protesting the American flag and the national anthem. Much of the criticism includes eye-rolling over notion that showing disrespect to the flag is a big deal. It’s clear many people in the mainstream media think the notion that the flag should be respected is silly.

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What do those four words mean to you?  What images are generated in your mind?  Is it the 4th of July?  Memorial Day?  When high schools apologize for wearing red, white, and blue at sports events, because somebody was OFFENDED, I have to wonder, “What does it mean – to be an American – these […]

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“On June 14, 1777, less than one year after Betsy Ross had received the order from General Washington to make the first flag, the Second Continental Congress passed a flag resolution stating: Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in […]

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