Today is an important day. Today we honor our American flag and for which it stands…indivisible…with liberty..and justice…for all.
Our flag is the common unifier despite our differences as Americans. While we all have different life circumstances, experiences, upbringings, and origins, we can unite under our flag.
Our flag affords us the opportunity to co-exist despite conflicting opinions and viewpoints.
Indeed, our flag was born out of the core beliefs of our founding fathers and mothers of equality and freedom from oppression. It became the banner to galvanize a rag-tag revolutionary force of believers to unite and overthrow tyranny and begin our great country.
While the flags of our fathers and mothers have looked different over the decades, but the vision and pledge has remained the same: united we stand.
That’s a powerful message and symbol. So powerful that over a million men and women have followed that flag to their deaths in battle defending our dream.
Honor their memory by taking a moment of silence to reflect on their sacrifice which allows us to fly our flag proudly.
Reflect also on the many sacrifices so many other Americans have made over the years either domestically or abroad, in wartime and peacetime, and on battlefields and in courtrooms to uphold our country’s mission statement.
Reflect also on the amazing concept that this banner unites 50 separate states filled with people from different walks of life all together in a common bond.
Reflect on the fact that our flag’s bright colors continue to be the light in the darkness.
No matter what side of the aisle you are on, today is certainly a day we can all come together and agree on at least one thing…
How beautiful our flag truly is.
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Kevin Snyder is a husband, father, and an Orange County estate planning attorney and elder law attorney. He is all about family and has a passion for educating his community. He enjoys helping people protect what matters most and inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.