American Flag Day Informative Speech

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“When we honor our flag, we honor what we stand for as a Nation - freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” - Ronald Reagan. The American Flag is the third oldest of National Standards of the world. It’s even older than the Union Jack of Britain and the Tricolor of France. The American Flag was first sanctioned by Congress June 14,1777. Since then June 14 has been deemed “Flag Day”. The American Flag was first flown at Fort Stanwix, which is now a site in the present city of Rome, New York, on August 3, 1777. It was later under fire 3 days later in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777.
It was said for the Flag to have one star and stripe per state. Making thirteen stars and stripes on the flag because of the original thirteen colonies that existed then. The colors of the Flag stand for many things. Red stands for hardiness and valour, white stands for purity and innocence, and blue, the color of the Chief, which is the broad band above the stripes, signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The stars on the flag, which was first an ancient symbol of India, Persia, and Egypt, symbolizes dominion and sovereignty. George Washington interpreted the symbolism of the American Flag as, “We take
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But, to start our, there are no criminal penalties for certain acts of desecration against the Flag. There used to be contained in Title 18 of the United States Code prior to 1989. Until the Supreme Court decided, in Texas v. Johnson; June 21, 1989, that the statute was unconstitutional. Now all penalties are for up for the State’s decision. The statute was amended when the Flag Protection Act of 1989, October 28, 1989, imposed a fine and/or up to one year in prison for knowingly mutilating, physically defiling, defacing, or trampling upon any flag of the United States. The Flag Protection Act was taken down by the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Eichman. This was decided on June 11,

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