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Reader shares words for day of remembrance

Posted: September 14, 2011 - 9:39am

It seems appropriate to me, being an American, on this day of remembrance, to cite the words of William Tyler Page, when he penned “The American’s Creed”:

“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of  the governed: a democracy in a republic: a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.”

With thanks to The American Legion for their publication “Flag of the United States — The Living Symbol of Our Great Republic. How to Display it, How to Respect it” from whence this quote was taken.

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