Chapter 1: The Red, White, and Blue

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

The Red, White, and Blue

We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.

~President Calvin Coolidge

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