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Obama Asks Americans To Observe Flag Day "With Pride"
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Obama Asks Americans To Observe Flag Day "With Pride"



Monday, June 11, 2012

(UPI) -- President Barack Obama Monday called on U.S. citizens to observe Flag Day and National Flag week "with pride."

In a proclamation as mandated by Congress in 1949, Obama declared June 14 Flag Day and the week in which it lands as National Flag Week.

"This week, we mark nearly one century since that historic proclamation, and more than two centuries since the Second Continental Congress brought 13 United States under a single standard," Obama said.

"Though our flag has changed to reflect the growth of our republic, it will forever remain an emblem of the ideals that inspired our great nation: liberty, democracy, and the enduring freedom to make of our lives what we will."

Obama called on "the appropriate officials to display the flag on all federal government buildings during that week," and for "the people of the United States to observe with pride."

"As we reflect on our heritage, let us remember that our destiny is stitched together like those 50 stars and 13 stripes," Obama said.
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268No way Jose!ManyMoose-5/29/2015
267US Forest Ranger told Camp Host to take down US Flagjoseffy15/29/2015
266NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With "Planet Earth" Flag joseffy-5/29/2015
265Inslee is an idiot. He should know better.ManyMoose-4/25/2015
264Message 30039691joseffy-4/24/2015
263Many years ago, somebody figured out a superb response to American flag abusersjoseffy14/20/2015
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260Pledge of Allegiance: American, not Muslim .............................joseffy-3/31/2015
259University of California’s Star-Spangled BAN-ner ..............................joseffy-3/15/2015
258Zero wouldn't want to offend anyone.ManyMoose13/12/2015
257Where'd the marchers flags go? [graphic]joseffy-3/12/2015
256I would beef that up a bit. Here's how it should work: you ban the flagManyMoose13/11/2015
255Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus joseffy-3/11/2015
254These California universities are loaded with more communist liberals than most,ManyMoose-3/7/2015
253Students at UC Irvine vote to ban American flag ........................joseffy-3/6/2015
252He should have yelled alkaku Akbar or gay marriage is great. Then he would have joseffy-2/11/2015
251Related story from the same state: Dad Saw Text on Son’s Phone Reminding Him tjoseffy-2/11/2015
250He should have said allah Bless America. That would have been ok.joseffy-2/11/2015
249Student Utters ‘God Bless America’ at Morning Announcements…And Now He’s Gettingjoseffy-2/11/2015
248Army commanders Order Removal Of 'God and Country' Recruiting Sign [Amerjoseffy-1/19/2015
247That lawsuit should have been dismissed out of hand. What a waste of taxpayer mManyMoose-1/8/2015
246Kneeling soldier statue removed from King Veteran’s Memorial NC ................joseffy-1/8/2015
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244Watch Canadian Hockey Fans Help Finish the U.S. National Anthem After the Singerjoseffy-11/23/2014
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