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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Honoring the U.S. Flag

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  • To the Editor:
        The Stars and Stripes whose birthday we observe on June 14th, was created on that day 1777.
       The Continental Congress resolved “ That the Flag of the United States will have thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation”.
       The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal which man has aspired from time immemorial.
       The stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun.
        The flag is a symbol of our nation’s past, present and future.
    It represents the ideals established by the founding fathers of our country.
       The Flag of the United Sates of America is our national emblem, the symbol of freedom.
    “It stands for dignity, honor and protection of all who love liberty and equality and who claim the sheltering protection it has always given,” said the father of our country, George Washington.
       We urge all Americans to display our flag proudly and respectfully.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara Braton Gropper
    Wayne Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
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