Friday, June 17, 2011

Homestead Welcomes New Citizens

While it is debatable if Betsy Ross stitched the first American flag it is true that The Flag represents the ideal of America and her citizens. Former President Clinton says it best in the 1997 Flag Day Proclamation: "Our nation's flag has always flown in the vanguard of the American journey, reminding us of our proud past and beckoning us into a future full of promise. Its bold colors reflect the courage and exuberance of the American people, and its simple but inspired design symbolizes both the unity and diversity that define our nation."

Homestead National Monument of America paid homage to the sentiment reflected in Governor Clinton’s words when hosting a Naturalization Ceremony June 14; presiding U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf delivered the oath of allegiance and the keynote address, his remarks reflected the feelings of the 1997 proclamation. 




References
Regulatory Intelligence Data. (1998, June). History of Flag Day. Retrieved from eLibrary.

Rickers, B. [The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn.] (2011, June 14 ). Flag Day is today.  McClatchy - Tribune Business News. Retrieved from eLibrary.

The legend and truth of Betsy Ross. (2002, June 14). Contemporary Women's Issues Database, 22. Retrieved from eLibrary. 

The National Flag Day Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.nationalflagday.com/default.asp

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