Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in the United States ... so get out your Stars and Stripes and Fly it!

"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." Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge in 1892. The words "Under God" were added later, and signed into law by President Eisenhower on June 14, 1954 -- the day I was born!


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

It's not "under God", it's "before God, under the Terebint", Genesis 18!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene!!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Excuse me, but it is "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Marlene!!

As a mere "Australian" I wonder if your
birthday always falls on "Flag Day"?

I must do more research into USA days
of respect.


Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes, Flag Day is June 14 every year - and it is a state holiday in Pennsylvania.

JayV said...

Belated birthday wishes.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Thanks Jay!!