...is freedom's shield and hope." - John Philip Sousa
Today is Flag Day. I almost forgot about it...
How easy it is to get so busy with our lives that we take for granted those things which make it possible to move about so freely that we get too busy to remember... so freely that we even take our freedom for granted.
Let us not take it for granted. Let us give this flag the respect it deserves, as the symbol of our country, and of the blood and sweat, the sacrifices, dreams and ideals that built it.
Off with your hat as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say';
you're man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
~Henry Cuyler Bunner