Hurray for the Red, White & Blue!
Tuesday 14th of June 2011 08:30 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Report
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
It may seem like just another day. There's no national holiday. It's not like July 4 or December 25, when folks have been counting down the days until a day off from work. Advertisers, who so readily promote chocolate-covered bunnies before Easter or the latest, greatest techno-toy for under the Christmas tree, pretty much ignore it.
But today is a special day. June 14th is Flag Day. It was first celebrated in 1877, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag back in 1777.
"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."~ Joe Barton
We'll be celebrating Flag Day by cutting wheat today. Others will go to their office buildings.
But as we go through our everyday lives today, maybe take a moment or two to realize how fortunate we are to live in the good old U.S. of A. and have the freedom to follow our dreams and pursue our livelihoods. And then remember the servicemen and women who still work today to preserve our right to fly Old Glory.
"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. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your heart. For you are the makers of the flag, and it is well that you glory in the making."~Franklin Knight Lane