Do you know what flag day is? What does it mean to you?
President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14, 1916 to be a day to observe the birth of our nations flag. In 1949, President Harry Truman signed the legislation that made June 14 as Flag Day. Every year since on June 14 Americans have commemorated the adoption of the United States Flag.
We asked our employees here at Creekside Mortgage, Inc what the flag symbolized for them.
Teri Lane: “The American flag not only reminds me of what a great country we live in, but also to the soldiers who protect it. Being a daughter of a Veteran not only makes me proud of who he was, but also appreciative of the sacrifice he made. I hang my flag proudly everyday.”
Lori Chun: “I was born in Korea, my biological mother left me in a box at the courthouse steps in Seoul. Being adopted and becoming a US citizen was truly an honor, especially knowing my mother knew I would have a better life.”
Pam Conrad: “The American flag is a banner that we rally around no matter our in family differences which says don’t mess with us.”
Elisa Cotton: “What does the American flag mean to me? Freedom. It also serves as a constant reminder of those who gave their lives for that freedom. I will always be grateful to them for that ultimate sacrifice and to their families who endured loss so that we can enjoy that freedom.”
The flag is a cherished symbol of our nation – its true meaning is unique to each individual. Tell us what the flag means to you. Leave us a comment on Facebook.