Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Nation's Flag - A thoughful mind

“A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not a flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, be read chiefly in the flag of the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“The National Flag,” 1861.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

Some very true words. When the Crew of the Maersk Alabama, found that their Captain had been rescued one of their first actions was to display the United States flag.

Very Respectfully,