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Flag Day: Rep. Wenstrup pays tribute to the flag

State Representative Brad Wenstrup paid tribute to our nation's flag in honor of Flag Day, June 14, 2014.

There are things that we do in our lives each and every day that become very routine, so many things become rote, and that would often include our Pledge of Allegiance.

Today as we pledge our loyalty to this flag, think about what she has stood for; think about where she has been, from the home of Betsy Ross to the streets of Concord, to the fields of Gettysburg to the rocks of Iwo Jima, to the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of the Middle East.

She has stood in your front yards, she has stood on the moon, and she’s been sadly placed over coffins and proudly raised at the Olympics. She’s posted on the side of humanitarian aid packages, she flies through the air, she sails across the seas, she marches over the land. She has stood for freedom in places around the world until freedom could stand on its own two feet.

Evil doers have feared her, those in need have prayed for her arrival. She has always stood for exceptionalism and for that we do not apologize. With your hand over your heart please join me as I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.