Today, June 14 in the United States, marks the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress passed “The Flag Resolution,” establishing the Stars and Stripes as the nation’s official flag. Below is a short video with a more-detailed explanation.
While it is clear that our ultimate allegiance should be to Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we can still have patriotism for our country, warts and all. There is no perfect kingdom on this earth, which is why we strive to serve God’s Kingdom and proclaim His glory among the nations.
Yet I am still stirred when the country’s flag is displayed. (See the photo below the YouTube video taken on September 11, 2001. It shows the flag in front of the burning World Trade Center. A symbol of resiliency.)
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Photo from: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/flags-from-ground-zero.