Tomorrow is Flag Day.
My post last year was a repeat of my post from 2011, which was a repeat of my post from 2010, which was a repeat of my 2009 post for Flag Day. Since it still says everything I want to say, mainly because it's full of outstanding quotes that others have said, I shall repeat myself repeating myself, with honor and respect to my flag and my country.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations. ~Francis John McConnell