God Bless America
For by Him all things were created,
that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible whether they be
thrones or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him
Support Our Country
September 11, 2001
Our country was attacked by cowards.
I wish every home in America would fly a flag in support of our country and all the innocent victims who were killed in this horrendous attack on our country. Wouldn't it be marvelous to drive or walk down a street and see it lined with our flag. Show your love for your country and fly a flag! Our sorrow will be with us a long time.
God Bless America!
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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for
which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.
Salute the Flag
1. When it is being raised or lowered.
2. When you are singing the Star Spangled Banner.
3. When the flag passes by in a parade.
How to Salute
For a boy: He takes off his hat and holds it over his heart with his right hand.
For a girl: She leaves her hat on. But she places her right hand over her heart.
The name "Old Glory" was first applied to the U.S. flag by a young sea captain who lived in Salem, Mass. On his twenty-first birthday, March 17, 1824, Capt. William Driver was presented a beautiful flag by his mother and a group of Salem girls. Driver was delighted with the gift. He exclaimed, "I name her 'Old Glory.'" Then Old Glory accompanied the captain on his many voyages.
Captain Driver quit the sea in 1837. He settled in Nashville, Tenn. On patriotic days he displayed Old Glory proudly from a rope extending from his house to a tree across the street. After Tennessee seceded from the Union in 1861, Captain Driver hid Old Glory. He sewed the flag inside a comforter. When Union soldiers entered Nashville on February 25, 1862, Driver removed Old Glory from its hiding place. He carried the flag to the state capitol building and raised it.
Shortly before his death, the old sea captain placed a small bundle into the arms of his daughter. He said to her, "Mary Jane, this is my ship flag, Old Glory. It has been my constant companion. I love it as a mother loves her child. Cherish it as I have cherished it."
The flag remained as a precious heirloom in the Driver family until 1922. Then it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it is carefully preserved under glass today.
I don't remember where I got this.
If you recoginise it let me know. I will give you credit.
A Nation's Strength
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not gold, but only man can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor's sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly-
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
National Bird: Eagle
National Flower: Rose
National Motto: "In God We Trust"
National Athemn: Star Spangled Banner
Written by Francis Scott Key
During the War of 1812.
4th of July was a religious holiday for 150 yrs.
George Washington never lived in the White House.
He also picked the site for the White House.
Homemade ice cream and the 4th go together.
In the summer of 1790
Washington spent $200 on ice cream.
In 1901 T. Roosevelt named the White House
"The White House".
At one time the government published
the Bible for use in our schools.
Founding of America
by David Barton
Focus on the Family
This is a great tape.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Use your freedom and Vote
We are nothing as a country without our Creator.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
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