Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book No. 39.

Flag Day
 was published in 1965, five years before our school opened. It's from a different era and a different way of thinking. The sense of patriotism present within the book is, in my opinion, almost unfamiliar to the generation reading it now.

To quote the opening:

To an American, his flag is one of the most beautiful sights he can see.
To an American who loves his country, every day is a flag day.

Have we lost our sense of patriotism? I know this book is dated. It refers only to significant male figures. It only represents one race (and they all seem to be really, really happy). And yet, I feel a sadness when I read it, like I'm missing something.


- Matthew

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