June 14, 2007, - 1:07 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Happy Flag Day, America. I am republishing my post from last year’s flag day because I think it is equally appropriate, this year:
Happy Flag Day, America! Proudly, we have the most beautiful flag of any nation in the world. Our flag has been through a lot, but it is still waving strong and free.
On this Flag Day, it’s auspicious that the U.S. Senate is just ONE vote short of banning flag burning. Just ONE. Is it your U.S. Senator?
Important to point out that Nemr Ali Rahal, a Detroit-area man convicted of bank fraud (he also engaged in credit card and mortgage fraud) to fund Hezbollah, proudly displayed in his home photos of himself and a friend burning the American flag. Funny how they never burn the Saudi flag, the Palestinian Authority flag, the HAMAS flag, or the Hezbollah flag.
Here are some interesting facts about the old Red, White and Blue:
* The flag was adopted by the U.S. as our official flag on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.
* George Washington originally wanted six-pointed stars (like the Jewish Star) on the flag. But Betsy Ross convinced him to go with the five-pointed stars, according to the Detroit Free Press.
* Wearing the flag (like this jerk) is a violation of U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8(d), which states:
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
Got that, Kid Rock?
Here are two of my favorite pictures of the flag:
Iwo Jima, 1945
World Trade Center, Post 9/11 Attack, 2001
Happy Flag Day. Forever May You Wave.
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