June 14, 2006, - 2:32 pm

Happy Flag Day, America!

By Debbie Schlussel
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.

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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.

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Got that, Kid Rock?
Here are two of my favorite pictures of the flag:
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Iwo Jima, 1945

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World Trade Center, Post 9/11 Attack, 2001

Happy Flag Day. Forever May You Wave.

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2 Responses

Can anyone help me put that beautiful flag on my PC as wallpaper?
I’d appreciate it……..as I’m not too computer literate.

mickie on June 15, 2006 at 2:57 pm

Oh nevermind…..I remembered to right click the mouse.
Looks great!

mickie on June 15, 2006 at 3:02 pm

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