Flag Day is a great opportunity to learn more about our Flag and to give thanks for all it represents. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… things we all want. At Good Counsel Homes, our mission is to help homeless, pregnant women begin a new life. We empower them with education and career counseling to find a new freedom, one in which they can support themselves and provide for their family. We encourage spiritual growth in the pursuit of happiness, for where else is true happiness found?
Our little baby sailor in the photograph was all dressed up for the recent Memorial Day Parade that our moms and babies attended. All branches of the service were represented in the parade, but when our House Manager spotted this sailor – she just had to ask for a picture of the two together!
Please pray, as we do every day, that every conceived baby has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We mourn that our nation allows and promotes the great discrimination against babies allowing abortion from the first moment of conception until the moment of birth. Lord help save our nation.
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What is Flag Day? On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk and then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congress’s adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. This observance was also the beginning of Cigrand’s long years of fervent and devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day. The crowning achievement of his life came at age fifty when President Woodrow Wilson, on May 30, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nation wide observance of Flag Day. Then in 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act Of Congress designating the 14th day of June every year as National Flag Day. On June 14th, 2004, the 108th U.S. Congress voted unanimously on H.R. 662 that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Waubeka Wisconsin. Click here to read more!