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The U.S. Flag: What Virtues Does It Represent?

U.S. Flag Today is Flag Day! Happy Flag Day to all my fellow United States citizens. Today in America, we celebrate what the U.S. flag means to us all. With that in mind, I thought I would hone in on some virtues, for which I think the U.S. flag proudly represents.

Virtues of the U.S. Flag

Courage: The U.S. flag is a symbol of courage. Many men and women have given their lives in defense of our freedom and democracy. It represents all the blood, sweat and tears shed, so that we might enjoy our freedom accorded by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Acceptance: The U. S. flag represents an accepting people. When we are at our best, we are a diverse nation, with open arms; accepting of all races, creeds and nationalities. We are an immigrant people from around the globe; attuned to diversity, with respect for other cultures.

Justice: The U.S. flag represents a people of justice, where one is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Overall, we seek to enact laws that are just and fair. Are we perfect – No! Do we get it wrong sometimes – Yes! But, every day we strive for a more perfect union, by applying justice.

Celebrating the U.S. Flag

So, as we celebrate Flag Day today, and proudly wave our American flags, let us remember that we are one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. May God bless the United States of America and preserve our nation and its freedoms.

For my international followers, I would love to hear from you. What virtues do you believe that your nation’s flag best represent? Please share with us.

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