Wilson Statement on Flag Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2008
CONTACT: Ryan Murphy
(202) 225-2452 (Office)
(202) 689-4825 (Cell)
WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today on Flag Day which commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14th, 1777.
“Flag Day is a wonderful opportunity for the American people to celebrate the great history of the stars and stripes and the freedoms it symbolizes. At this time, we must also remember and honor the millions of brave Americans who wear the uniform that bears our flag and their tremendous sacrifice for this nation. The lives lost in defense of our freedoms by those who carried our flag into battle are a reminder of the high cost of liberty that we must never take for granted.
“From the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima to the homes, businesses, and schools that fly the flag all around this nation, it is a symbol to the world of liberty and decency. On this day, we should remember all that our nation stands for and the men and women who have fought to defend it.”