Friday, July 01, 2005

The American's Creed

"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."


The American's Creed was written in 1918 by William Tyler Page, in the course of a nation-wide contest.

William Tyler Page (1868-1942), for twenty-two consecutive years, led the Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution in reciting the Creed. He died October 18, 1942, the day after he led the recitation of the American's Creed at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Note: I intend to enjoy this long Independence Day weekend and to take advantage of the forecast break in the steamy weather. But I am mindful that our troops in combat and our law-enforcement officials, especially those in the Department of Homeland Security, will have no such break. This weekend, every time I see the American flag, which will be prominently displayed on this national holiday, I will be thankful that I live in a free nation, a nation which remains free because of the vigilance of the brave and because of the patriotism of those who believe in the American ideals succinctly stated in The American's Creed.

Unabashed patriotism? You bet!

Addendum, July 2, 2005: Visit this site and send an email...

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8 Comments:

At 7/01/2005 12:59 PM, Blogger Esther said...

LOVE IT!!! Great post for ths very special weekend, AOW. :)

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

 
At 7/01/2005 7:08 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Great post have a good weekend

 
At 7/01/2005 9:28 PM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

A great post to set the mood for this July 4th weekend. Let's all remember those that make our freedom possible.

 
At 7/01/2005 9:33 PM, Blogger LASunsett said...

I think about the same thing when I see the flag. It is truly a grand flag that was bought and paid for with the blood of brave men. Today, brave men and women risk the same fate for themselves, for that very same flag.

 
At 7/01/2005 10:31 PM, Blogger Mustang said...

You're a Grand Old Flag
by George M. Cohan

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

 
At 7/02/2005 12:31 PM, Blogger Shah Alexander said...

Have a nice weekend. I plan to post an article on the 4th of July.

 
At 7/04/2005 11:50 AM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

That was a Great Post! Thanks for putting that up!

Have a great fourth!

 
At 7/06/2005 8:26 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mustang,
I love Cohan's music! My Uncle Bill, a veteran of WWI, used to sing "Over There," and it was one of the first songs I learned as a tike.

We thinkg a lot alike. I considered putting up the words to "Grand Old Flag," but opted for the Creed.

Thanks for putting Cohan's words on my site.

 

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