Dear friend, 

On this day in 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the stars and stripes as the American flag. More than 100 years later, it was a schoolteacher from Waubeka, Wisconsin - Bernard Cigrand - who held the first Flag Day, encouraging his students to observe the birthday of Old Glory on June 14. 

President Wilson proclaimed a nationwide observance of Flag Day in 1916, but it was not until 1949 that Congress enacted Flag Day to be a permanent holiday. 

For over 225 years, the American flag has stood for unity, freedom, pride, dignity, sacrifice, and hope. But in 2022, our flag is not revered in many classrooms. It is being taken down or replaced by symbols of radical indoctrination, like the Pride flag and the BLM flag. Some teachers even remove the American flag from their classrooms, proclaiming it a symbol of violence and intolerance, and others tell their students to pledge allegiance to the Pride flag. But to oppressed people all over the world, the American flag symbolizes hope, freedom, and opportunity. 

When schools don't teach American exceptionalism, students are not motivated to honor our natoin's foremost symbol of freedom and justice. No wonder that 3 in 10 young adults say the flag doesn't make them very proud, or even proud at all! 
Honoring our nation's flag is not merely about symbolism. It's about raising the next generation to love our country. No Left Turn in Education believes that students should be taught the complex and rich history of our nation, to appreciate its greatness as a beacon of freedom for all mankind.

This National Flag Day, will you stand with us by donating to fund patriotism in education?  
We're grateful for your support!
About NLTE: No Left Turn in Education is a national grassroots movement of common-sense parents and community members from diverse backgrounds that seeks to revive in American education the fundamental discipline of objective thinking by educating, empowering, and engaging students, parents, and community, emphasizing the role of the parent as the primary custodian and authority of their child.  
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