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Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, which falls within National Flag Week, when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom. It has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. Flag Day 2021 quotes are the best to keep you motivated.
Celebrate this US Flag Day with our unique collection of Flag Day 2021 Quotes, Poems And Sayings.
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Powerful Flag Day Quotes
- The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner. ~Author Unknown
- 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 brave young people against an old tyranny to establish the most meaningful 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
- The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history. ~Woodrow Wilson
- 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 think I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more. ~Franklin Knight Lane
Flag Day Inspirational Quotes
- I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of colour, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dreams and your labours. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, a firm with faith because you have made them so out of your heart. You are the makers of the flag, and it is well that you glory in the making. ~Franklin Knight Lane
- I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. ~Francis Bellamy, The Youth’s Companion, 8 September 1892
- It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations. ~Henry Cabot Lodge
- You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
~George M. Cohan
- That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards. It is the full-grown flower of ages of fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom. ~Alvin Owsley
American Flag Day Quotes
- Have not I known five hundred living soldiers sabred into crows’ meat for a piece of glazed cotton, which they call their flag; which had you sold it at any market-cross, would not have brought above three groschens? ~Thomas Carlyle, “Sartor Resartus.”
- We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, dividing it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her. The white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty. ~George Washington attributed
- The red and white and starry blue Is Freedom’s shield and hope.
~John Philip Sousa
- 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
- Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness… Every colour means Freedom. Every thread means Freedom. Every star and stripe represents Freedom. ~Henry Ward Beecher
- We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration. In doing so, we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents. ~Justice William J. Brennan, for the Majority US Supreme Court Decision, 3 July 1989
Flag Day 2021 Poems For Bravery
- Your flag and my flag,
And how it flies today
In your land and my land
And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red
The stripes forever gleam;
Snow-white and soul-white –
The good forefathers’ dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright –
The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the night.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit, Your Flag and My Flag
- 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
- Freedom’s natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for Freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones
- When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there.
~Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
USA Flag Day Poems For Encouragement
- A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole
It does not look likely to stir a man’s soul,
‘Tis the deeds that were done ‘neath the moth-eaten rag,
When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag.
~Sir Edward B. Hamley, 1824-1893
- Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you’re man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
~Henry Cuyler Bunner
- You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
~George M. Cohan
- Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
~George M. Cohan
- A flag appears ‘thunderous mid cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
~John Philip Sousa
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