I 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.

Today is Flag Day. Aside from remembering Betsy Ross, who made the first American flag, it’s a day to honor and respect our country and what has made it great. As we quickly approach Independence Day, let’s begin to think about all the greatness that is America. Let’s be grateful that we are Americans.

If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties. – Henry Ward Beecher

Let’s not take our American citizenship, freedoms and rights for granted. So many in the world are not as well off (and spoiled) as we are. Be thankful if you were born an American.

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. – Adlai Stevenson

Today is a good day to concentrate on the rights we can exercise to help our country stay strong and great. The right to vote and the right to free speech are two of the most important freedoms we have. Get out and vote and let your voice be heard.

Remember our troops today. Freedom is not free as we all know. From this blog writer, thank you to everyone who keeps this country free. I appreciate you!

May God bless America. May America bless God.