The 09/16/13 Joy Jar

16 Sep

As one is driving down I-5 in Seattle headed south, one passes the Pemco Insurance Building. It has a big-ass American flag on top of its building. The flag is so big it is truly badass. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy jar’ is a big-ass American flag in the land of we don’t want to hurt your self-esteem and let’s just hug.

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me.
Art Linkletter

The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.
Adrian Cronauer

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
Virginia Foxx

Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it.
Jeff Miller

If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties.
Henry Ward Beecher

There is not a thread in it but scorns self-indulgence, weakness and rapacity.
Charles Evans Hughes

You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
George M. Cohan

I am whatever you make me, nothing more. I am your belief in yourself, your dream of what a people may become…. I am the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution. I am no more than you believe me to be and I am all that you believe I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more.
Franklin Knight Lane

Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it,
Cheers for the soldiers that always were brave for it,
Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it,
Here comes the flag!
Arthur Macy, The Flag

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
George M. Cohan

We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.
George Washington, attributed

Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Francis Scott Key, The Star-Spangled Banner

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