Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of Americans’ freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange’s Americanism programs.
The tumultuous struggles of world powers in the twentieth century have done little to guarantee a peaceful future for the majority of the world’s people. However, there’s one country in modern times that people flock to for safety, freedom and opportunity — the United States of America.
It is hard for Americans to imagine the horrors of modern struggles over religious and ethnic differences, the very differences we embrace.
Exchange’s Americanism programs were born in the aftermath of World War II. At that time, patriotism was unquenchable, and Exchangites joined veterans and other civic groups in heralding the rich blessings of democracy.
Did you know today is the 239th anniversary of Flag Day? Bruce not only shared the history of our American flag, but shared some of his collection with us also. Wonderful presentation.
In addition, Linda brought several flags from her collection for us to enjoy.
Take A Solider Home
We borrowed this idea because it is a good one! Exchange Club Members took a soldier home and placed it somewhere that would remind them to pray for our men and women serving our country.