Flag day is under-celebrated in New Hampshire, and many people have no clue of the day’s origin. Absent of parades and speeches, today’s celebration happens quietly, mostly in classrooms. So what is the big deal about Flag Day?
In essence, our flag is a piece of cloth which we have the right to fly should we wish to, but we also have the right to burn it. What an amazing country we live in that we have those rights. To many the American flag is a symbol of sacrifice. From the date of its creation, how many of our soldiers have rallied around it, fallen on the battlefield beneath it, celebrated victories with the flag clutched in their hands, and saluted it with pride on occasions of both celebration and sorrow? Continue reading