Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today is Flag Day

Flag Day, June 14, 2008
There is an oath of loyalty to our great United States of America... It is called the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. Congress opens sessions with the recitation of the Pledge, and as you know, the Pledge is recited at many public events. The pledge reads as follows:

"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."

The following is from Wikipedia; "It should be recited by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute."

Watch my flag video and listen to our National Anthem...

Quotes of the Day
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
~George M. Cohan

The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner. ~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A man was driving down a country road one day at 45 miles per hour when suddenly he noticed a 3-legged turkey running at the same speed beside his truck. Though he thought this odd, the man decided to speed up so he wouldn't cause an accident with the turkey.

The man sped up to 55 miles per hour, but low and behold, so did the 3-legged turkey.

The man then sped up to 65 miles per hour only to again be equaled in speed by the 3-legged turkey.

As the man watched in amazement, the turkey suddenly made a sharp left turn and took off down a side road toward a small farm.

The man quickly also made the left turn and followed the turkey to the small farm, parking out front.

Looking around the man found the farmer around back in the midst of many 3-legged turkeys.

After greeting the farmer, the man asked him why he was raising 3-legged turkeys.

"Well we figure," said the farmer, "that with an average family of 3 people, only 2 can have a turkey leg with an average turkey. But with a three legged turkey, each member of the family can enjoy a turkey leg for of their own on Thanksgiving."

"That's pretty wise," said the man, who then asked "Well how do your 3-legged turkeys taste?"

"I don't know," said the farmer. "We've never been able to catch one."

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