Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Your Daily Bread for Life...6/14/16:Flag Day

Your Daily Bread for Life.
Celebrating Flag Day

Pearl Leona Sturgis·Saturday, June 11, 2016 Happy Flag Day. June 14, 1777 and continuing... Posted on the internet by Richard Rain Bear Porto July 3, 2015 Flag inspirations:

After a British Bombardment., amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, was so inspired by the sight of the American Flag still flying over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry that he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” on September 14, 1814. It officially became our National Anthem in 1931. 

In 1892 the Flag inspired James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy to write the “Pledge of Allegiance” and published it in a magazine called “The Youth’s Companion.” In 1909 Robert Peary placed an American Flag his wife had sewn at the North pole. In 1963 Barry Bishop placed the American Flag on top of Mount Everest. 

In 1969 the American Flag was flown into space when Neal Armstrong placed it on the moon. Lone Star Liberty · The American Flag is Folded 13 Times... The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. 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. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance. 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. 

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. 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. 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. 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. 

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. 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. 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.

With the final fold the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's motto, "In God We Trust." The American Flag is flown 24 hours a day in Fort McHenry National Monument and historical Shrine and Flag House Square in Baltimore, MD. ... US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima) Arlington, Virginia...On the Green of the town in Lexington, Massachusettes...The People’s White House...US Customs Ports of Entry and on the grounds of Memorial Arch, Valley Forge State Park.

 (unquote.) PL Sturgis: The Flag is also flown 24 hours a day in my neighborhood. So Proud of the Susquehanna Valley where in towns like Delta and Red Lion and Dallastown flags fly up and down main street especially on any given holiday. We just got back from a Flag honoring Ceremony held in Fairmount Park in Red Lion, PA. I was impressed about the 13 fold and the honoring oaths they represent.

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