A Different Flag Day 2020, Star Spangled With Doubts

A Different Flag Day 2020, Star Spangled With Doubts

Among so much change, Flag Day 2020 will be different as we celebrate cultural diversity surrounded by protest and affirmations of unity.

By David Stone

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small

When we celebrate the Star Spangled Banner, this year, we’ll see it through a lens we’ve never had before. With astonishing strength, Americans are pushing hard for social equality and public respect while a brutal pandemic and a recession might knock any other culture off its feet.

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A flag for all Americans? Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Flag Day 2020, one for all, all for one?

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Gay Pride Flag/Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com

In 2020, Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14th.

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Photo by Edgar Colomba on Pexels.com
Can’t we do better than this tarnished icon?

So, how did that star spangled banner inspire our national anthem anyway?

Well, Francis Scott Key was held captive on a British vessel in Baltimore Harbor. He wrote about what he saw, and some one else fixed it up with a drinking song.

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Photo by Maurício Mascaro on Pexels.com

It’s never too late.

Pride Progress Flag, FDR Four Freedoms State Park with Ballet Hispanico.

Long may it wave.

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