Inspirational Thoughts
Remembering our flag
July 4, 2011
by Pam Fiecke

Every year, friends and family gather around and take the time to celebrate the tradition of Independence Day, on the Fourth of July.

It’s an important day, because freedom is a great heritage of our land. We emphasize the importance and principles of our American flag.

The American flag has three important colors that signify courage, values, and morals as we pay homage to our country.

The three important colors are red, white, and blue. Red stands for blood, war, and courage; white stands for purity; and blue stands for justice and freedom for all.

We should always remember and take to heart that our great nation was built on godly principles and the freedom to worship God as our forefathers did. They stood for what they knew was right. They didn’t ignore, or take for granted God’s handiwork, or turn their head to look the other way.

The dreams of our forefathers were built with blood and tears.

Their boldness meant to keep this country standing strong throughout the many years.

To me, a flag is never better displayed than when a strong wind blows the flag fully unfurled, and all the stars and all the stripes are visible. The 50 stars and the 13 stripes represent it all.

Then, we have the word, “freedom,” this word allows each and everyone of us to have the opportunity of freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

It’s hard to envision that our freedom has never been free; those with courage have protected us day and night, each day of our lives. Then, take to heart and ponder those who have lost their lives keeping our country free and safe. We should be grateful to those defending us, giving of themselves.

The military represents the flag, and their great works are remembered every time you see an American flag.

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