The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1954
Page 2
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Insure New Glory for "Old Glory" SPEAK UP FOR AMERICA - DISPLAY YOUR FLAG Flag Day, June 14, is the day set aside each year for Americans to honor their flag. At home, 'at sea, in far corners of the world civilians and members of our armed forces will pay respect to Old Glory. This year, it is more fitting than ever that we do so. In many parts of the world, freedom today, is but a catchword, and ideal trampled under the heels of men who hate its very meaning. But in these United States, and and in those parts of the world where it flies, the Stars and Stripes still tells its own story to all men who woud walk upright-in Freedom. Here, it proudly proclaims, is a symbol of a glorious ideal that founded a new nation. It flies because oppressed men sought Freedom-in the right to speak boldly without fear-to vote at the dictates of their minds-to worship in the manner of their choice-and were willing to die for their beliefs. At Va I ley Forge, at Chateau-Thierry and at Iwo Jima-wherever down through the years the need has arisen-Americans have said "I die but It lives/' Small wonder, then, that we Americans, set one day aside as Flag Day. But in the expression of our respect let us fly flags worthy of the ideals for which Old Glory stands. Flag Etiquette, the rules which have been formulated over the years for proper display of the flag, forbids the flying of a flag that is tattered or torn. Flags that have achieved this condition should be destroyed by burning. Tradition also says that it is improper to fly a soiled flag-it should be restored, preferably by drycleaning. In Cooperation with the American Legion, This Ad Is Sponsored By the Following Patriotic Firms Ark-Mo Power Co. Formers Bank & Trust Co. Coco-Cola Bottling Co. Watt r Co. Horntr-Wilson Motor Co. Floyd White & Son Crafton Co. Meads Hubbard & Son Furniture First National Bank Penney's Blytheville Canning Co. JimmieEdwards Furniture Co. Mays Supermarket Jiedels Richardson's Grocery Hays Store Phillips Motor Co. Chamblin Sales Co. Pat O'Bryant Jeweler

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