Today is Flag Day

June 14th -- Flag Day.

June 14, 1777 the Continential Congress adopted the basic design that is our flag. This first Congress declared, “White signifies purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice.”

A short meditation and tribute to consider. The last verse of our National Anthem -- the Star Spangled Banner.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!