It’s Flag Day, the official observance of America’s emblem, adopted by the Continental Congress on this date in 1777.
Maybe that's a long time ago, but the thought of our flag flying proudly around the world should be near every day. The flag and those who serve under it, including in the armed forces and the diplomatic corps, are helping to protect peace and representing a democratic republic which remains the envy of the civilized world.
Our country certainly celebrates the flag and the values it represents, which transcend even the deep political divisions of our day. Its very design is a reminder of our greatest strength: We come from many states, but we are one nation.
Flag Day should be a good reminder for homes and businesses to check on the condition of the flags that they fly. The pride one has in the flag ought to be reflected in observance, including the replacement of banners that have suffered wear and tear over the year.
We urge property owners to do their own checkup for Old Glory today, and remember what it means to all of us as Americans.