“And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it…” -President Ronald Reagan
From President Reagan’s 1986 Flag Day Radio Address:
“As the American Republic grew and prospered and new stars were added to the flag, the ideal of freedom grew and prospered. From the rolling hills of Kentucky to the shores of California to the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, our pioneers carried our flag before them, a symbol of the indomitable spirit of a free people. And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it over the last 200 years, patriots who set an ideal above any consideration of self. Our flag flies free today because of their sacrifice.”
What powerful words from our fortieth president! Happy Flag Day, and God bless America!