Happy 247th Birthday To Our Beautiful American Flag!

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Industry Observer with Retired

Red stands for valor and hardiness.

Blue stands for justice, perseverance and vigilance.

White stands for purity and innocence.

Original content by Nina Hollander, Broker 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!



 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor




Broker, Realtor, MBA, GRI, ABR, SRES, CDPE, SFR, SPS, CMRS
Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty
Direct: 704-779-0813
Blog: News You Can Use From The Greater Charlotte Area
Search For All Charlotte Area Homes: 

Charlotte Magazine 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Award Winner Since 2007


 Connect with me also on these sites:  


facebook twitterlinkedinpinterest



Oh by the way, I'm never too busy for any of your referrals!


Find Your Charlotte Home


How Much Is My Home Worth       Free Charlotte Relocation Package




Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.


Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog post by Nina Hollander, Broker

Jun 14, 2024 05:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... what a lovely surprise. Thank you so much for the re-blog. Wishing you a lovely Flag Day and weekend ahead.

Jun 14, 2024 05:27 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A post we worthy of a re-blog especially as it is so appropriate today.

Jun 14, 2024 06:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy 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 08:06 AM