HAPPY FLAG DAY!


Where I come from we aren’t ashamed of the Stars and Stripes. We don’t burn it, we stand up and salute it. Say what you want about me but I won’t be part of any group that disrespects Old Glory.

Yes, that star-spangled banner still waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave.



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I was born and raised in a different country - America. I don't know what this place is.
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50 Responses to HAPPY FLAG DAY!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Having the right to burn the American flag doesn’t make burning it right.

    • HELENK says:

      sometimes in our busy lives we forget just what the Star Spangled Banner really stands for.
      Not to sure that it is even taught anymore

      • myiq2xu says:

        The story in the video isn’t quite accurate. The song was written during the War of 1812, so there were no “colonies” any longer, and there were only 19 British warships involved in the attack on Ft. McHenry.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_McHenry#Fort_McHenry

      • smile says:

        I love that in the U.S., the flag is displayed in so many places and so freely. This is not the case in all countries, as some countries have laws that allow their flags to only be displayed in official capacity.

        I love to see the US Flag as I driving around places, especially the huge ones that car dealerships like to display. It gives me a feeling of reverence when I see them fluttering in the wind.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    I upset a few friends over the past few years with my position on patriotism. The way the OWS crowd treated the flag told me everything I needed to know about them.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I never did understand what message burning a flag was supposed to send other than I hate my country. So move!

      • myiq2xu says:

        If you don’t want to respect our flag or if you want to burn it, that’s your right. But if you do I don’t want anything to do with you.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Just from a PR standpoint I thought OWS should have made a point of waving the flag. But the people running OWS hate America.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    This is pretty amazing too …. Happy Flag Day!

    • HELENK says:

      GMTA

      I was just going to post this video

    • HELENK says:

      maybe some Americans need to be reminded of just what these words mean. I understand that some schools do not allow this anymore. That does not bode well for the future of this county

      • myiq2xu says:

        It used to be required.

        • myiq2xu says:

          We did the Pledge of Allegiance every day all the way from K thru 12. We learned flag protocol in Cub Scouts. Carrying the flag at ceremonies was an honor you had to earn.

      • HELENK says:

        we used to recite in too. for a while I was in a drum and bugle corp. I have carried the flag in parades and was a color guard. I have never forgotten that honor

        • myiq2xu says:

          Up thru WWI flag-bearer was a position of honor. As you charged the enemy all you carried was the flag. It was a mark of shame to let the colors touch the ground. If the first guy went down someone else would grab the flag and keep going.

        • smile says:

          Wow, myiq. I didn’t know that about the flag-bearer during a battle. This enhances my understanding of the significance of Iwo-Jima.

          • myiq2xu says:

            They stopped doing that by WWII because of machine guns. But if you want to know more about the men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima, watch Flags of Our Fathers.

      • myiq2xu says:

        The Pledge of Allegiance is one of the reasons the Micheal Dukakis lost to GHW Bush.

  4. HELENK says:

    got this from swan spirit on my facebook page

    Have you ever wondered why the Flag of the United States of America is folded 13 times when it is lowered or when it is folded and handed to the next of kin at the burial of a veteran?

    1. The first fold of our Flag is a symbol of life.
    2. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.
    3. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
    4. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
    5. The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.”
    6. The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    7. The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our Republic.
    8. The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother’s Day.
    9. The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.
    10. The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.
    11. The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
    12. The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
    When the Flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our Nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.” After the Flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.

    • myiq2xu says:

      When I was in the MP’s raising and lowering the flag everyday was part of our job description.

      My favorite part was firing the cannon.

      • Karma says:

        Occasionally we got to go on various Army bases with dad and I always loved watching everything stop to honor the flag. And of course the cannon. 😉

        Without fail, I get goosebumps at sporting events when they sing the anthem or jets fly over.

        Patriotic geek…lol

  5. driguana says:

    ah but there was jimi…

  6. wmcb says:

  7. wmcb says:

    OK, all anger aside, thanks for this post myiq. And HAPPY FLAG DAY!

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Back in 2007 and early 2008 Obama made a point of not wearing a flag pin or putting his hand over his heart for the SSB. The Obots ate that shit up, which tells you a lot about them.

    When it started costing him votes he changed, which tells you a lot about him.

  9. myiq2xu says:

    On April 25, 1976, two guys ran onto the field at Dodger Stadium. The proceeded to lay an American flag on the ground and douse it with lighter fluid. the wind blew out their first attempt to light the flag on fire and while trying to light their second match, Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs came racing by and snatched up the flag.

    Monday, who had spent six years as a Marine Corps reservist said, “It angered me what they were trying to do with the American flag. This was in 1976, it’s the bicentennial year of our country.”

    The crowd, after realized what had transpired, cheered their approval for Monday and broke out into a spontaneous rendition of God Bless America.

  10. driguana says:

    sittin’ in a hong kong bar…

  11. DeniseVB says:

    This is good for Flag Day night 😀

    • HELENK says:

      wish more people would understand just what America stands for. Funny how people come from other countries to gain what we have. Yet some Americans are so willing to give up our freedoms and tear down this country. Not having a clue of just what would replace it

    • HELENK says:

      for a so called lawyer he really does not know when to keep quiet.

      travon martin case, his buddy and the Cambridge police and now this one.

      the office of the president puts him a position that he could sway the outcome of a case with his words

  12. SHV says:

    “Having the right to burn the American flag doesn’t make burning it right.”
    ******
    I guess that I’m old fashioned but I’m more pissed of seeing “trashed” American flags flying from cars, motorcycles or 20′ x 38′ garrison flags flying at used car dealers.

  13. wmcb says:

    Article on the harm done by too much helping, and the psychosocial effects thereof:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324688404578545523824389986.html

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