The stirring scenes from Saturday’s West Point graduation offer the reassurance of the durability of America and its institutions. This serves for a fitting backdrop of what Flag Day is all about.
West Point graduates such as George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, and countless other graduates, successfully brought America back from the throes of adversity, hardships, and setbacks which threatened our very existence. They were able to do this because with God’s help they were motivated by something larger than themselves…. duty, honor, country, and the cause of freedom…. the same freedom that continues to make America a beacon of hope in the world today.
Flag Day is a fitting time to reflect on the fact that our freedoms continue to exist. It is also a poignant reminder of our solemn duty and obligation to see that these freedoms continue to exist into the future.
To the bulk of the brave men and women who continue to serve on the front line of freedom, be they military or police personnel, though their names are not as prominent as famous West Point graduates, we salute your heroic efforts.