It doesn't look all that impressive when set against a city skyline
but let's be honest, it is still quite a sight. It's about what it stands for. It is but a symbol. It has history in the stripes and the present in the stars. It is the icon of the land of the free and the home of the brave.
We have fought about it, over it, and for it. People wear it as jewelry or clothing add-ons. We think it means more than it does- and in reality it means far more than we are able to grasp.
No, I am not trying to sentimentalize or make it more than it is. A flag is cloth- but it is our flag and it is about who we are. Celebrate it today- and celebrate our hope and diversity.
Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell. -- C. T. Studd
Nothing said here should be understood or construed to be the opinion of anyone but me. My friends, my employer, any organizations I belong to, my church- all are innocent of these thoughts. They are mine.