2017-06-14 / Front Page

Our True Colors

To The Editor:

The American flag was originally adopted by a resolution by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day wasn’t officially recognized until it was proposed and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949. The week of June 14 (June 11–17) is designated as National Flag week. I therefore urge that the American Flag be displayed outside homes, apartments, offices, businesses and stores throughout the United States. We do this to honor all that our great nation represents, which is freedom, equality and justice for all. These principles and ideas are embodied in the American Flag. We should do this also to show honor and respect for all of our brave men and women who are serving our nation today, and all those who over the years gave their lives to preserve our cherished freedoms. Our American Flag is the fabric of our country, and by flying it we can be reminded that we can prevail against all adversity. So please fly the American Flag the week of June 14 and remember this too: These colors of red, white, and blue don’t run. God bless America!

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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