The Flags Of Our Fathers and Father’s Day
The Star Spangled Banner!
Nothing attains greater height or is displayed, honored or treated with more importance than the American flag. No single flag is more important to our country than the US flag and when displayed in connection with other flags or displayed as part of a collection of US, state, military branch or other flags she always flies ahead, above or first at all times. Have you met her? Do you know her? She is the flag of our fathers.
O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The 4th Verse Sung By A Marine!
Join Or Die!
From the very founding of America there has come flags that have become identified with different periods of American history.
Join, Or Die, originally a cartoon created by the very own Benjamin Franklin, a founding father, displayed a snake cut into eights with each cut marked with one of the original 13 colonies. Featured in the Pennsylvania Gazette, this icon would later become the symbology for unity within the colonies of the future United States.
Gadsden Flag: Don’t Tread On Me!
As quoted in Wiki ~ The cartoon appeared along with Franklin’s editorial about the “disunited state” of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. This cartoon was used in the French and Indian War to symbolize that the colonies needed to join together with Great Britain to defeat the French and Indians.
It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. This colonial icon did get seen on flags and pennants in its day and fueled the Revolutionary War of Independence.
The flag of our founding fathers. In 1775 another flag gained prominence, named after American general and statesman, Christopher Gadsden, this historical American flag featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the words Don’t Tread On Me! This American revolutionary flag was also adopted by early Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie Flag. Another flag of our fathers.
Another flag and amazing photograph taken during the Second World War at the summit of Mt Suribachi during the Battle Of Iwo Jima was the 2nd flag raising Our dedication to the people of this great country is to express freely designs we feel will create a positive awareness of the subject of the 2nd Amendment and its importance as a fundamental part of our country’s history. The 2nd Amendment shirts below were created by those who appreciate our rights as Americans, the education and safe use of firearms and our inherited rights to protect and defend ourselves when needed.
Keep Gun And Carry On!
This design as quoted at VSW ~ Keep Gun And Carry On Shirt Made In America! These gun rights and 2nd Amendment shirts display a singular message: We have the Right to Bear Arms! This is a constitutional right.
When governments seek to remove the guns from law abiding citizens then tyranny is the result. We fought England in 1775 and 1812 because American’s had rights and would not succumb to a non-representing monarchy and the people of the United States will not have their rights taken away when they have the power removed from their ability to defend themselves from enemies foreign and domestic.
The blood of America is Freedom and the military, the soldier, the Sheriff whose oath has been taken preserves the peace but prevents also the governments desire to replace freedom with unchecked rule. The people of the US will not have their right to bear arms taken from them. So when when you express your opinion about gun rights remember to Keep Gun and Carry On!
Join Or Die!
From 1775 to the present day there have been patriots. Men and women with the roar of defiance in their hearts and the willingness not to accept for the sake of what someone told you. Things were looked at, they were analyzed, and they were often criticized and when agreement was not reached: Revolution!
Common Sense Club!
When the citizens of this country are left to peacefully go about their days, working, raising families, experiencing the pursuit of the American dream then calm and positive things are often the result. We were promised with the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness and for those who threaten this there is life’s little equalizer: the 45 acp.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of All Who Threaten It!
America is rich with history and as the following designs will attest each has within it its own statement, iconic references to our forefathers and their desire to not participate as a British colony but exist as its own sovereign country. There would be no crown in America. This sovereign design represents this attitude.
My American Gun Club!
In every major American city and town are the men and women who love to work hard and play hard! They enjoy their weekends, the occasional football game, baseball game or even NASCAR race. Their weekends are filled with friends, family and guns! They shoot at pigeons, targets, deer, elk, or even at each other on occasion when the airsoft challenge is thrown down and teams line up across the battlefield and engage each other in the fields of paint!
We salute you and your gun club and the getting together of good friends in your M’Erican Social Gun Club! These flags, American icons, extremely important messages that appear in the colors of the US Flag, its streamers, banners and pageantry of American history are our connection to our past, the history of our country and forms a bridge to our fathers.
These are the flags of our fathers!
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