Two hundred and forty-three years ago, the Continental Congress declared its independence from Great Britain and King George III. The act was effectively a death sentence, not just for the members of the Congress, but for their families as well. The Founders courageously continued on, and eventually, the Continental Army defeated the greatest fighting force on Earth.
More than two hundred years later, some American citizens are trying to erase the memories of those who gave so much for the cause of freedom. I, for one, refuse to do so.
Enjoy your Independence Day, and remember all those who gave their lives so the America can survive.
By the way, this is my second favorite flag. The Fort Mifflin flag (1777).
The Fort Mifflin Flag was originally the official flag of the Continental Navy Jack. As you can see it is very distinctive in its design, consisting of thirteen alternating stripes of red, white and blue, representing the thirteen colonies of the new nation at the time.
The Fort Mifflin flag borrowed the design because the navy was operating in the vicinity of the Delaware River forts and it was the only flag the soldiers of the fort saw on the island.
The present flag that flies over the fort is an exact replica of the flag that flew over the fort in the fall of 1777, but is only one quarter the size of the garrison flag that flew during the battle and could be seen as far away as Philadelphia, 7 miles away.
God bless the United States of America.