It’s National Flag Week, with Flag Day on June 14th, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States and paying tribute to the banner that weaves us together and waves above us all.
I filled a basket to hang on our dock at the lake with Queen Anne’s Lace, Endless Summer Hydrangea and carnations for a little red, white and blue. Sunflowers from the grocery store add a little sunny cheer to the blooming stars & stripes salute!
From the Presidential Proclamation:
With hands over hearts, Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs have long saluted Old Glory and honored its legacy. Our flag persists as a powerful representation of freedom and opportunity. Waving high above capitol buildings and courthouses, military bases and embassies across the globe, and on the distant surface of the moon, it calls on each of us to remember our obligations to the Republic for which it stands and to carry forward the unwavering optimism that defines us.
America endures because of the courage of servicemen and women who serve under this standard, and our veterans are forever draped in the red, white, and blue when they are laid to rest. Wherever the flag lies or flies, its message is clear: We rise and fall together, as one Nation and one people.
The American flag invokes pride in our citizens and hope in those who come to our shores in search of a brighter tomorrow. In recognition of the ways it has embodied our ideals and sustained our Nation, let us pay tribute to the Star Spangled Banner and continue striving to create a more perfect and indivisible Union — with liberty and justice for all.
Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives.
Click on the links in red, for a Stars & Stripes Salute!
Patriotic table & book review
A red, white and blooming combination of white petunias, red verbena, and blue lobelia.
Table & Star-Spangled Menu
Long May She Wave:
“In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY SHE WAVE gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result is a stunning visual history of America’s most treasured symbol.”