Flag Day Sonnet
by Nancy Harb Almendras
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.