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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Stitches in Time

News can be somewhat disturbing when it comes to our nation's flag. An icon of American freedom, a symbol of liberty, a motif referring to the United States, a banner for independence - all symbolize America and the principles upon which she stands. Yet, there is dissension when and where the flag should be flown. Small flags are displayed on holidays, i.e., Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, Presidents' Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day, as well as beside war memorials and next to the graves of U.S. war veterans. They are flown at public buildings and it is not uncommon to find full-size flags flying in the yards of private homes. So, what's the problem? You live in America, you rejoice in America's freedoms, you honor America's flag!

It was not an easy task the designing of this flag; there were no modern sewing machines and most stitchery was performed by hand and by candlelight or oil lamps. Can you imagine George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross coming into your home and asking you to sew the first flag? While you may have been accustomed to embroidering ruffles for Washington's shirt bosoms and cuffs, would you be up to this entirely different undertaking destined to be the representation of an entire nation for generations to come?

Each day we pass buildings, homes, and grave sites displaying this iconic symbol of America. With each passing, what do you see at the sight of the American flag? Next time you pass one by don't let its vision pass you by without thoughts of embracing the past, empowering the present, and enriching the future of America!

Visit Stitches in Time for a brief review of the making of America's flag, aka, "Stars and Stripes," "Old Glory," and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Put yourself back in time when our key founding fathers established the platform for America's freedom. . .


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