Quote of the Day–Flag Day

“This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us–speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it…From its birth until now it has witnessed a great history, has floated on high the symbol of great events, of a great plan of life worked out by a great people.” Woodrow Wilson, June 1917

“You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high-flying flag,
And forever in peace, may you wave;
You’re the emblem of
The land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘Neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or a brag;
But, should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.”