Flag Day Quotes

Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was established on May 30, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring the national Flag Birthday to be on June 14.

"The red and white and starry blue - is freedom's shield and hope."
- John Philip Sousa

"Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity."
- Adrian Cronauer

"Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
- FS Key

"I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation."
- Franklin Knight Lane

"The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner."
- Author Unknown

"You're the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave."
- George M. Cohan

"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty."
- George Washington, attributed

"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the Red, White and Blue."
- George M. Cohan

"A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers, The banner of the Western land. The emblem of the brave and true."
- John Philip Sousa

 



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