Flag Day Quotes

It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.
– Henry Cabot Lodge

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
– H. L. Mencken

The red and white and starry blue Is freedom’s shield and hope.
– John Philip Sousa

Then raise the Scarlet Standard high! Beneath it’s shade we’ll live and die! Though cowards flinch and traitors jeer,We’ll keep the Red Flag flying here.
– James Connell

Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say;you’re man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away.
– Henry Cuyler Bunner

Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.
– Daniel Webster

We have room in this country for but one flag, the Stars and Stripes.We have room for but one loyalty, loyalty to the United States.
– Theodore Roosevelt

There is the National Flag. He must be cold, indeed, who can look upon its folds rippling in the breeze without pride of country.
– Charles Summer

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.
– Martin Luther King

Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.
– Denis Kearney

I see that the old flagpole still stands.Have our troops hoist the colors to its peak and let no enemy ever haul them down.
– General Douglas MacArthur

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people.
– Larry Craig

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
– James Bryce

Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements.
– Mike Fitzpatrick

Oh! say, does that star spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
– Francis Scott Key

If in a foreign land, the flag is companionship, and country itself, with all its endearments.
– Charles Summer

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag.
– Mary Harris Jones

Yet, Freedom! yet the banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunderstorm against the wind!
– Lord Byron

We give our Heads! and our Hearts! to Our Country! One Country! One Language! One Flag!
– Colonel George