Charlotte York Rite of Freemasonry

Chapter No. 39 RAM – Council No. 8 R&SM – Commandery No. 2 KT – (We meet on the First Tuesday of Every Month @ 7:30PM)

I AM YOUR FLAG…

Flag Day, June 14, will represent the 236th anniversary of the adoption of a Flag for our new nation by the Continental Congress in 1777.

I AM YOUR FLAG

I was born on June 14, 1777 .
I am more than just a piece of cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the world’s oppressed.
I am the silent sentinel of freedom.
I am the inspiration for which American patriots gave their lives and fortunes.
I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge to the bloody jungles of Vietnam .
I walk in silence with your honored dead to their resting places beneath the silent white crosses, row on row.
I have flown through peace and war, strife and prosperity and amidst it all I have been respected.
My red stripes symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious nation.
My white stripes signify the burning tears shed by Americans who have lost their sons.
My blue field in indicative of Gods’ heaven under which I fly.
My stars are clustered together unifying 50 states in one, for God and country.
“Old Glory” is my nickname, and I proudly wave on high.
Honor me, respect me, defend me with you lives and your fortunes.
Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofty position, lest I never return.
Keep alight the fires of patriotism.
Strive earnestly for the spirit of democracy.
Worship eternal God and keep his commandments.
And I shall remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind.

Author Unknown

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The United States Flag

Days to Fly the American Flag

1-Jan    New Year’s Day
20-Jan    Inauguration Day (every fourth year)
12-Feb    Lincoln’s Birthday
22-Feb    Washington’s Birthday
3rd Monday in February    Presidents Day
3rd Saturday in May    Armed Forces Day
Last Monday in May    Memorial Day (half staff until noon)
14-Jun    Flag Day
4-Jul    Independence Day
1st Monday in September    Labor Day
17-Sep    Constitution Day
2nd Monday in October    Columbus Day
November (Variable)
11-Nov    Election Day
21-Nov    Veterans Day
4th Thursday in November    North Carolina Statehood – NC approved US Constitution on November 21, 1789 Thanksgiving Day


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