National Guard Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 27, 1998 "This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation."
"A thoughtful mind when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself."
Henry Ward Beecher
"There is the national flag. He must be cold, indeed, who can look upon its folds rippling in the breeze without pride of country."
"Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny."
"Where American citizens go, that flag goes with them to protect them."
Lyndon B. Johnson