Flag Day and Honor America Days 2011

U.S. flagToday is Flag Day and the beginning of Honor America Days.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption by the the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. Citizens are encouraged to fly Old Glory to observe the anniversary.

Honor America Days are the 21 days between Flag Day and Independence Day and are designated for events to honor our country. May God continue to bless the USA!

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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