The US flag is a symbol of our country. When we honor it, when honor all of those who have protected our freedom through the years, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty. The flag also helps us focus on our national unity. We might not agree on everything, but we recognize that there are core principles which bring us all together.
The demonstration below is based on a Cubmaster’s Minute found in the old program helps.
Cubmaster or Scoutmaster Minute: Threads and Flags
Hold up a piece of thread
Look at this thread. By itself it isn’t very strong.
Break the thread.
But put lots of threads together and they make up our country’s flag.
Point to the flag.
Each little thread works with the others to make the flag strong. In the same way, our country is made of many individuals, like you and me. If we work alone, we might not accomplish much. But if we join together, we can do great things.
As we close our meeting tonight, show your respect to the flag that represents us all by saluting.