Flag Day Sonnet

Flag Day Sonnet

by Nancy Harb Almendras 
(DA Germany) 

 

Red is for valor while white is for truth, 
Blue signals justice, the marks of our flag. 
An idea grew in 1885  
Thanks to Bernard Cigrand, the father of this day, 
Who taught his pupils to honor our 
Old Glory that was commissioned 
By the Continental Congress. Then with 
Woodrow Wilson all came to fruition 
To observe Flag Day. Years later Congress 
Held sway, proclaiming June 14, a holiday. 
A herald for truth, liberty, Justice for all 
Let us fly her proudly and prove her a boon 
In hopes that the lofty vision for our country 
Is not mere words, but realized soon.