June 14th is Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag day.
In light of recent tragedies in the United States, I like to look at our flag as a symbol of freedom. According to various sources, the colors of our flag signify the following: White is a symbol of purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice.
During my younger years, the flag was burned, stomped on and vilified by people in protest against the Viet Nam War. Our flag came to represent the establishment and those condoning war. It was not fashionable among my set to display or wear anything resembling the red, white and blue. It has taken me over 40 years to come to terms with recognizing the flag of the United States as a symbol of freedom.
It has been disputed whether or not Betsy Ross designed our original flag. Whoever is responsible did an excellent job. The contrast of red and white stripes, along with the splash of blue in the corner with bright white stars is a classic. We can emulate this brilliant design in our yarny work!
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However you feel about our flag, you must admit, it is a striking design!