EDITOR’S NOTE: Sunday June 14th marked both Flag Day (1777) and the birthday of the US Army (1775). Neither was mentioned by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in any official or unofficial way. It is as if America does not exist for these Hellenic Turkophiles.
Even more pathetic is the fact that the Archbishop chooses to be depicted on the GOA website as marching with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) in Brooklyn, an organization mired in controversy and contradictions with regard to its true intent and purpose, source of funding, membership, and who has yet to answer for various criminal actions (murder, arson, grand theft, assault) committed by its adherents.
Need we remind the Archbishop that when order broke down in many major cities in the US and when flags were burned by BLM “protestors”, it was the American Soldier, in the form of the state National Guard, that backed up the overwhelmed police forces to restore order?
Archbishop Elpidophoros continues to display a clueless and distasteful anti-Americanism while claiming to be the primate of America. Nearly all of the faithful see through him and his abject phony ploys and public relations stunts.
We mark another sad event in the list of reasons why we need a self-governing church of America.
Honor our Flag and Happy Birthday to the United States Army.
June 14 is Flag Day, a nationally observed day to honor Old Glory.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 to be the official day for recognizing the adoption of the American flag, a day that would not become “National Flag Day” until an act of Congress in 1949. However, the flag’s first observances had been held nearly a century earlier in 1877 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the flag’s official adoption at the time.
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated, “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
A Wisconsin schoolteacher named Bernard Cigrand organized the first annual flag day for the school where he taught in 1885, on the flag’s 108th birthday. Cigrand eventually became known as “Father of Flag Day.”