Letter To The Editor: Independence Day


Dear Editor,
John Adams helped write the Declaration. People would always celebrate July 4 because that was the day the Declaration was adopted. Since 1777, fireworks for Independence Day have never stopped, and hopefully, it never will.
On 1941, July 4 was made a holiday in the U.S. On June 14, Congress officially recognized the Stars and Stripes as America’s flag. Flag Day was first observed in 1885 by a Wisconsin teacher and his students set aside a time to respect the flag on that day. The American Flag also had nicknames – The Stars and Stripes, The Star-Spangled Banner, The Red, White, and Blue and Old Glory. The colors are symbolic – red for valor, white for purity and blue for perseverance.
The flag has 50 stars, each stand for every current state of the Union. The 13 stripes stand for the 13 colonies that formed the U.S.
Our flag has been under attack in our great country. If we, the people, do not stand and fight for our U.S. flag, it will no longer be.
The American Creed (1918) – “I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon these principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
God bless America and keep it safe.
Imogene Naylor