American Flag Day Quotes, Sayings Poems
Here we will discuss American Flag Day Quotes, Sayings Poems. Firstly, we would like to discuss the brief introduction and importance of this day. In United States, people celebrate this special day on 14th June every year in order to give honor the United States flag. On the same day, we would like to mention that United States Army celebrates its birthday. Now the question is that what people do in this special day? American Flag Day normally falls within the National Flag Week and it is the time when Americans shows the foundation of the nation freedom. On this special day, Americans remember their loyalty towards their nation and also observe the nation unity. Many Americans in United States celebrate this day by displaying the American flag at their homes and other public buildings. On the other hand, there are other many ways for the celebration of American Flag Day such as different flag raising ceremonies, conferences, seminars, different quizzes and essay competitions at schools etc. Moreover, numerous organizations are actively participated and arrange special activities for the celebration of American Flag Day Sayings. In additionally, on this special day Americans arrange special public gatherings as well as activities in order to celebrate the nation. The most important thing we would like to mention that American Flag Day is the nationwide observance and it is not considered to be public holiday. In few areas of United States of America, this day is celebrated as the legal holiday.
American Flag Memorial Day Quotes
We would like to mention that American Flag Day is also known as Old Glory and Star Spangled Banner. It includes at least 13 equal horizontal stripes of red colors along with white. All the 50 stars shows the 50 states in the United States and 13 stripes shows the 13 colonies. In order to celebrate this special day, Americans normally send quotes and poems to their fellow, relatives and friends on this day. In this post, we will share important American Flag Memorial Day Quotes. The main and popular quotes are as follows:
- The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner.
- If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag. I say to him- it means just what Concord and Lexington meant, what Bunker Hill meant, which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had even known. ( Henry Ward Beecher )
- You are the emblem of, The land I love, The home of the free and the brave (George M.Cohan )
- When freedom from her mountain height, unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there. ( Joseph Rodman )
- Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it, Cheers for the soldiers that always ere brave for it, Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it, Here comes the flag. ( Arthur Macy )
- It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations ( Henry Cabot )
- You are a grand old flag, You are a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. ( George M Cohan )
- A flag appears mid thunderous cheers, The banner of the western land. The embelm of the brave and true ( John Philip Sousa )
- The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bill of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment not of a sentiment, but of a history ( Woodrow Wilson )
American Flag Day Poems
Now we would like to mention popular American Flag Day Poems which are specially written on American Flag Day. The main and important poems are as follows:
- I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
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 Appamatox.
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, battleworn 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 Schnauber )
- Hats off!
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
A flash of color beneath the sky:
The flag is passing by!
Blue and crimson and white it shines,
Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines.
The colors before us fly;
But more than the flag is passing by.Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great,
Fought to make and to save the State:
Weary marches and sinking ships;
Cheers of victory on dying lips;Days of plenty and years of peace;
March of a strong land’s swift increase;
Equal justice, right, and law,
Stately honor and reverend awe;
Sign of a nation, great and strong
Toward her people from foreign wrong:
Pride and glory and honor,–all
Live in the colours to stand or fall.
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums;
And loyal hearts are beating high:
The Flag is passing by ( Father Dennis Edward O’Brien )
On the whole after discussing the American Flag Day Quotes, Sayings Poems it is easy to conclude that these quotes and poems truly shows the importance of this special day.