This morning’s cup is an easy one. It has been written on the hearts of every American. It is writ boldly in the hearts of every friend and family member of any person who has ever served in the armed forces of the United States of America. This is in honor of those who served whether it was during a time of conflict or a time of peace.
For me, the colors of our flag speak a certain message. When I see it displayed of snapping in the breeze against a brilliant blue sky, I cannot help but feel a stirring in my chest.
This photo of a frayed worn flag is a good representation of where we find ourselves as a nation these days. We are a little beat up, and our colors are a little faded, but we still stand together when the going gets rough.
Here is what I reflect upon when I see a flag on Veteran’s Day:
The red stripes evoke the courage of all who answered the call of duty to serve and who took that oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. It also represents the blood that has been spilled on behalf of others for the sake of freedom.
The blue symbolizes loyalty, and truth.
These two energies are held together by the purity represented by the white stripes and the white stars. This is the light of God, or Spirit, and symbolizes clarity of purpose, protection, and safety. This color is also associated with heroism and goodness.
The colors of the flag and what they stand for are embodied in a veteran. This is their day to be remembered and honored, and many places do this in various ways. I would encourage people to not forget there are 364 other days in the year that veterans could use our support.
Volunteer somewhere if you can, and if you can’t then find a cause that supports veterans that you feel comfortable donating to.
I salute the men and women who are currently serving or who have ever served. It is because of your efforts this flag still flies.
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. ~ C.J. Jung
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