10 Patriotic Quotes To Celebrate Flag Day

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Why is June the perfect month for patriotic quotes? Because Flag Day falls on June 14th of course! Flag
Day was first celebrated in 1877, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag back in 1777. A
one-hundred-year anniversary, so to speak. This Flag Day let's show our patriotic pride with these ten
patriotic quotes celebrating and honoring the American Flag.

1. "Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's
founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents
the very best of this nation." ~ Joe Barton
2. "We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom
this cherished emblem represents." ~ William J. Brennan
3. "Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national
unity." ~ Adrian Cronauer
4. "We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all
wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we
are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to
see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in
a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one, sole loyalty, and that loyalty is to the
American people." ~ Theodore Roosevelt
5. "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
6. "That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards. It is the
full-grown flower of ages of fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom." ~ Alvin
7. "We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus
showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing
our liberty." ~ George Washington
8. "Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration
of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness.... Every color means
liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
There are many more reasons.

So remember, it's not just a piece of cloth - it's a symbol of challenge, victory, freedom and pride. It's a
reminder of what those who went before us had to do to guarantee our freedoms. The American Flag is,
and always will be, one of the most significant symbols of all time. Let's remember that on this Flag Day
as we reflect on these ten patriotic quotes.

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