Open Thread: Army Birthday and Flag Day
Today is the 237th birthday of the United States Army, born of the desire to defend liberty and spread its flame. As the U.S. Army continues to lead the way in the Long War, let us not forget to pray for these brave Patriots standing in harm's way and their families awaiting their safe return.
Today is also Flag Day. Our flag is a beacon of liberty, a symbol of hope for all people who "hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed -- that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...." On this Flag Day, we American Patriots display and pay homage to our national flag.