Happy Birthday Wishes to a Flag, Army, and President

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Happy birthday wishes are due to a flag, a U.S. Army, and to a boss as well. That is correct; Flag Day, a Army, and a boss of a United States, Donald Trump, all share a same birthday.

Now, there are those in this republic who do not trust any of these 3 occasions are estimable of celebration. For instance, there are those who trust that Trump is anathema. Additionally, there are those who trust that a Army is an representative of imperialism around a world. Moreover, there are those who trust a republic itself is so hurtful that a symbol, a flag, deserves zero though scorn and destruction. Finally, there are those who reason all of these beliefs collectively.

The engaging thing about these positions is, that all of those who belong to them have a comprehensive right in this republic to reason them. Freedom of thought, speech, and opinion are enshrined in a U.S. Constitution as good as being in unison with a Declaration of Independence. However, there is an critical premonition to these freedoms, that is mostly ignored. This is never though a avocation to use it responsibly, and with beauty toward those who disagree.

To practice leisure responsibly, a people and groups should be armed with facts. They should also be means to understanding with a contribution in a obliged and seemly manner. With that in mind, here are a few contribution about Flag Day, a birthday of a Army, and a birthday of a president.

Flag Day

One of a many engaging contribution about Flag Day is that it is not a inhabitant holiday. In fact, a not even a state holiday:

…Outside of Pennsylvania and New York. Furthermore, New York’s central tact of Flag Day isn’t Jun 14 (when it’s ordinarily celebrated), though rather a second Sunday in June.

Thus, Flag Day, as worshiped as it is by many, is not celebrated since of any central bureaucratic recognition. It is celebrated on a intentional basement alone. Those who are eager about celebrating a dwindle and what it represents, do so since of things like avocation and thankfulness for, both, autocracy and a cost of a maintenance. They do so from a inlet of a heart.

Flag Day was not set for Jun 14 since a dwindle was initial combined on that day. No one indeed knows for certain when and how that happened. The story of Betsy Ross carrying designed and sewn a initial flag, maybe on Jun 14th, is widely disputed:

Instead, many historians trust that Francis Hopkinson deserves a credit, since early journals from a Continental Congress are pronounced to categorically name him as a flag’s designer.

Why is Jun 14th used to date a nationalistic holiday? The date was set as a decoration of a day when a initial “flag resolution” was upheld by a Continental Congress on Jun 14, 1777. However, it was not until a hundred years after that a initial inhabitant tact of Flag Day occurred.

It is undisputed that not all that has been historically finished underneath a pitch of a dwindle is commendable. Yet, a rare autocracy that was borne underneath “Old Glory,” is both moral and commendable.

The United States Army is Born

The United States Army was strictly innate on Jun 14, 1775. This was roughly dual months after a famous “shot listened turn a world,” on Lexington green, that began a Revolutionary War. The reason for regulating Jun 14 is since that is a date:

When a Continental Congress certified enlistment of consultant riflemen to offer a United Colonies for one year.

The Army is a oldest troops establishment in America. It predates both a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence. Soldiers in a Army began fortifying America even before a United States itself was strictly born.

George Washington was General of a Army prolonged before he was a initial president. In fact, though a Army, there would have been no America during all. For 242 years, a Army has been a famous vanguard of American troops energy via a world.

The story of a Army is not spotless, to be sure. A tiny minority of particular soldiers and commanders are stained with reprehensible actions while a partial of a Army and armed services in general. However, that fact should not be used as a reason to depreciate a establishment itself. There is no call to, as a observant goes, “throw a baby out with a bathwater.”

 The President’s Birthday

The boss turns 71 years aged on Jun 14th. Trump is a usually boss to have been innate on this day. Obviously, this fact does not meant he is some-more nationalistic than other presidents. It does not meant he is, or will be, a good president. All of this has nonetheless to be determined. His reign as a Commander in Chief is only beginning.

However, this male is also a father and a husband. That stays loyal possibly or not one despises or adores him. His family will positively respect this day. From all appearances, they adore him really much. In these quarrelsome times, maybe a tiny step toward politeness among opponents, would be to respect a wishes of those on one side who presumably find this president’s birthday value celebrating. It would be one instance of how leisure could be used with beauty and responsibility. In any case, it would be improved than assault committed by those on possibly side of a domestic fence. There has already been some-more than enough.

So, happy birthday to a Flag; prolonged might it wave. Happy birthday to a Army; prolonged might it mount clever in invulnerability of liberty. And happy birthday President Donald Trump; prolonged might we offer a bureau and republic with honor.

Opinion News by D.T. Osborn
Edited by Cathy Milne


FOX NEWS:  Flag Day facts: 10 things we didn’t know about a American flag
National Constitution Center:  A brief story of Flag Day
Research Maniacs: President’s Birthdays
U.S. Army Center of Military History: Jun 14th: The Birthday of a U.S. Army

Featured and Top Image by Sgt. 1st Class Jake A. Newman Courtesy of Wikimedia – Public Domain License

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