Happy 247th Birthday To Our Beautiful American Flag!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530


 June 14th Is Flag Day!

Happy 247th Birthday To Old Glory!


"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride, and history."

... Mike Fitzpatrick


"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."

... John Wayne



Red stands for valor and hardiness.

Blue stands for justice, perseverance and vigilance.

White stands for purity and innocence.




  • Give worn out flags to the American Legion or the Boy and Girl Scouts, who burn these flags in a formal ceremony on June 14th.

  • The American flag should never be allowed to touch the ground when taken down.

  • The American flag should be flown only between sunrise and sunset, but if you do fly it after dark, it should be illuminated.

  • The American flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

  • The American flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, unless it's an all weather flag.

  • The American flag should be positioned to the left side of your front door, not the right.



"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."


 I am the flag of the United States of America.

I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I stand side by side with the Maple Leaf on
the worlds' longest undefended border.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped — I am saluted.
I am loved — I am revered.
I am respected — and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me,
I was there.

I led my troops, I was dirty, battle worn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of
countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt,
for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on
the streets of my country. And when it's by those whom
I've served in battle — it hurts.
But I shall overcome — for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over
the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded
comrades on the battlefield, When I am flown at
half-mast to honor my soldier, Or when I lie in the
trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their
fallen son or daughter, I am proud.


... Howard Schneiber



Happy 247th Birthday to Old Glory! Long May She Wave!

United We Stand!

God Bless The USA!


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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor




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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thanks for the reminder. Today is flags day.

Happy 247th Birthday To Old Glory!

Jun 14, 2024 07:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Sam Shueh thanks, Sam,, for popping by. Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Jun 14, 2024 08:07 AM
April Swenson
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers - Ocean Shores, WA
CRS and Managing Broker - Ocean Shores Real Estate

I love these patriotic and historical posts.  Thank you for giving honor to Old Glory! Happy Flag Day!

Jun 14, 2024 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

April Swenson hi April... I'm from a generation when the flag was revered. I can never understand how people think ill of it.

Jun 14, 2024 08:06 AM
April Swenson

I completely 100% agree.  I was brought up to learn our history and appreciate how God had His hand on this country, and respect the Flag.

Jun 14, 2024 09:16 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love this post, Nina. Thank you for the important to reminder to all about our amazing flag and what it stands for.

Jun 14, 2024 07:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dr. Paula McDonald good morning, Paula... for some reason this particular days flies under the radar of patriotic holidays. I've never understood why. 

Jun 14, 2024 08:07 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina I got my flag out at 7 am this morning.  I put it up most days and take it down by dusk.

Jun 14, 2024 08:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Happy Flag Day Will Hamm 

Jun 14, 2024 08:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

So glad this was Featured Nina Hollander, Broker welcome Back 

Jun 14, 2024 10:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams thank you, Hannah. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead.

Jun 14, 2024 11:12 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - What a beautiful day for remembrance. To honor the Flag of the United States of America is a privilege. Never to be forgotten or trampled upon in disgrace. 

Congratulations on the well-deserved FEATURE!!! 

Jun 14, 2024 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP thanks, Patricia. I don't understand and I will never understand how anyone can trample on their nation's flag or treat it like a rag.

Jun 14, 2024 11:13 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I don't understand it either or why there aren't consequences. 

Flags were flying all over Flower Mound today!

Jun 14, 2024 06:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I'm certain that someone would raise the argument of free speech if there were consequences. 

Jun 15, 2024 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina- I knew I could count on you to write a beautiful post about our flag!! Thank you! There is no greater feeling than when you see people proudly saying the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the National Anthem, hand over heart, and facing the flag. 

Jun 14, 2024 11:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... thank you. And no argument from me!

Jun 14, 2024 12:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina it would be great to drive down a street and see every house flying our proud American Flag.  Happy Flag Day!

Jun 14, 2024 04:05 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

George Souto it's just so lovely to drive down streets and see flags lining the streets from the front porches.

Jun 15, 2024 05:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, sorry, almost missed your post, it has been just crazy busy since I got back.  Listed one today as coming soon, got another coming on early next week.

Jun 14, 2024 04:43 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox good for you, Joan. It's always good to be busy.

Jun 15, 2024 05:35 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Big day to celebrate. Celebrate and honor the red white and blue Nina Hollander, Broker !

Jun 14, 2024 05:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 good morning and thank you, Andrew, for popping by. I like to celebrate the red, white, and blue every day.

Jun 15, 2024 05:35 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
There are a lot of reasons to like the design of the flag. I think it’s got one of the most unique designs.. ;)
Jun 14, 2024 10:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Laura Cerrano good morning, Laura... our flag truly tells a story of our history. So many other flags are just colors.

Jun 15, 2024 05:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post Nina Hollander, Broker  and wow even the Feature Ferries found it good:) How about that, your post is so powerful when you have a moment check out my history lesson:)Endre

Jun 14, 2024 11:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre. Thank you. And I'll check out your post in a bit.

Jun 15, 2024 05:37 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

I confess that there were more pride flags out than American flags during flag day. Some wonderful traditions are being eroded before our eyes

Jun 15, 2024 07:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD it just makes me crazy to see this, Paddy!

Jun 16, 2024 05:14 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have a friend that says those two flags are the most colorful and interesting flags of all the flags.. :

Jun 15, 2024 11:20 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

What a wonderful post with such good information we all need! It is so good to be here on Active Rain where people still take pride in our Nation, Cherish our Flag and Honor those who have sacrificed so much for our Freedom. Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 16, 2024 12:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Debra Leisek hi Debra... thank you. One reason I like living here in the South is because I sense that people remain patriotic and are not afraid to express their patriotism.

Jun 16, 2024 05:15 AM
Debra Leisek

I agree with you Nina Hollander, Broker  Alaska is the same. Good places for us to Be!!

Jun 17, 2024 01:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

What a wonderful tribute for Flag Day. I wasn't online much on the 14th and completely missed your special post but am glad to have read it now.


Jun 16, 2024 04:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Jeff Dowler, CRS thanks, Jeff... for the kind comment. Wishing you a good week ahead.

Jun 17, 2024 04:55 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker   I missed commenting on this Post on Friday. Absolutely love it!  Thank you for sharing and for the reminder of what our wonderful flag means to so many

Jun 17, 2024 06:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker as an immigrant to this country, the American flag has much meaning to me.

Jun 17, 2024 06:08 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have a friend that says those two flags are the most colorful and interesting flags of all the flags.. :)

Jun 17, 2024 08:59 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

I had logged out Nina but had to log back in on seeing this to tell you this tribute beautifully reflects the greatness of our beloved American symbol of liberty and freedom. Long may she wave.  Thanks for bringing this. 



Jun 18, 2024 11:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kris Collis, Associate Broker thank you, Kris. Your comment has certainly made my morning, if not my day!

Jun 19, 2024 04:58 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Love your post, Nina, even though I am only seeing it now.

I have a flag that I put up on certain days. It was definitely flying on the 14th.

Jun 19, 2024 11:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

John Juarez thanks, John. I'm fortunate to live in a neighborhood all the houses have some sort of a front porch and most of them fly a flag.

Jun 19, 2024 11:55 AM