Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Title of Liberty

Kirk's sister and brother in law have been involved with the Title of Liberty.

The first year they set up the "field of flags" in Idaho Falls , Kirk's sister, Pennie purchased us a flag. We love flying it and our American flag in our front yard.

With it being July 1st and only a few days from our celebration of Independence...I thought you might enjoy this...

This is from their page:

The flag created and distributed by The Title of Liberty™ Non-Profit Organization has deep personal meaning to those who display it. However, the singular thing that unites every flag-bearer is that these words represent cherished values that we work and pray for. Here is a short description of how this flag represents these values.
The Bell
The Liberty Bell symbolizes what happened in world history on July 8, 1776 which signaled a change in world history when it rang from the tower of Independence Hall to summon citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, eventually leading to the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 7, 1787. The Liberty Bell represents the beginnings of cherished and honored freedoms that are now enjoyed by hundred of millions of people in many nations.
The Circle of Words on the Flag
Some of the cherished and honored freedoms represented by the Liberty Bell include: the freedom to acknowledge God's laws, to protect our families, to exercise our faith according to our conscience, to live at peace, and to enjoy freedom. Thus, it is fitting that The flag's centerpiece is a Liberty Bell surrounded by a circle of words: God, family, faith, peace, and freedom.
Here is a description of each of these words:
GOD We remember and defend the truth that GOD has endowed us with certain inalienable rights; that God’s word is the basis of civil law in most free countries; and that God’s name should not be removed from public life.
FAMILY - We remember and defend the traditional FAMILY of a husband, a wife, and children.
FAITH - We remember and defend the freedom to worship God according to our FAITH and the right to be represented by public officials who acknowledge God while preventing the promotion or fostering of one faith over another.
PEACE - We remember and defend the necessity of a strong national defense for PEACE between nations and support traditional values and moral codes that promote peace and prosperity within nations such as honesty, trust, virtue, morality, goodwill, etc. These ideals allow each individual the opportunity and ability to foster PEACE within.
FREEDOM - We remember and defend FREEDOM and the right of people to protect themselves from all forms of tyranny.
The Colors on the Flag
The Liberty Bell symbol and the circle of words are placed over two colors: red and blue. The red represents the blood lost to win these freedoms. The blue represents the courage to defend freedom. The crack between the colors represents the constant determination to remember and defend these freedoms.
Field of Flags 2007 Idaho Falls, Idaho

for another really cool story about a TITLE OF LIBERTY visit here


Jan said...

I totally had to put this on my blog Janiece. I love this organization. Thanks so much for sharing about and give that sister and her hubs a hug from me.

tammy said...

I love that you linked to that Captain Moroni story with this post.

Those flags are an awesome sight to see.

Urbach family said...

My family and I were on vacation a few years ago to see family in Idaho and were able to see this, it was absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing the story behind it.

Lene said...

God, Family, Freedom, Faith, that really too much to ask for?!?

Mindy H. said...

Thanks for the reminder that there is more to this weekend than just parades and fireworks. Some folks in my parents ward help with the field of flags and always have amazing experiences to share about it.

Happy Independence Day to you and your wonderful family!