The United States of America was built upon the God given principals
of liberty, freedom, unity, and justice. The flag of the United States
of America is a symbol of these values. As eloquently stated by Charles
The flag is the symbol of our national unity, our national endeavor, our national aspiration.
The flag tells of the struggle for independence, of union preserved, of liberty and union one
and inseparable, of the sacrifices of brave men and women to whom
the ideals and honor of this nation have been dearer than life.
It means America first; it means an undivided allegiance.
It means America united, strong and efficient, equal to her tasks.
It means that you cannot be saved by the valor and devotion of your ancestors, that
to each generation comes its patriotic duty; and that upon your willingness to
sacrifice and endure as those before you have sacrificed and endured rests the national hope.
It speaks of equal rights, of the inspiration of free institutions exemplified and
vindicated, of liberty under law intelligently conceived and impartially administrated.
There is not a thread in it but scorns self-indulgence, weakness, and rapacity.
It is eloquent of our community interests, outweighing all divergencies of opinion,
and of our common destiny.