Today we celebrate Flag Day — a time to remember the adoption of our nation’s flag, and the foundation of our nation’s freedom.
I proudly display the American flag at our front door (always positioned to the left) and every time I look at it I feel a sense of pride. I’m reminded of the giving spirit of our citizens and the privileges and opportunities we have in this country. The American flag is our country’s brand, so to speak. It symbolizes America — the greatest country in the world.
If you grew up in America, you probably learned about a woman named Betsy (Griscom) Ross. What a fine example she was of the entrepreneurial spirit! Betsy was born in 1752 in Philadelphia and was raised in a family of carpenters. She learned needlework at home and in school. She married John Ross and together they opened an upholstery business in New Jersey in 1773, with flags being one of their specialties.
After the Revolutionary War started, the business faced challenges as fabrics were difficult to come by. In 1776, John Ross died leaving Betsy to keep the business running. Through her network, she met George Washington who was impressed with her skills. Legend has it that he asked her to design and sew a flag for the new nation.
Betsy was a mother, a businesswoman, the foundation of her household and, as I see it, a true entrepreneur. She had courage and determination to keep the business running when everything else around her was falling apart. Can you imagine what life must have been like for her? And yet she persevered despite the challenges. She symbolizes commitment, much like our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) at PURE today. Just like Betsy, our IBOs continue to give hope to those who want a better life and an opportunity to strive for greatness.
Today may not be a national holiday, but it’s a very significant day nevertheless. May the American flag, and Betsy Ross, be reminders of that great entrepreneurial spirit as we spread Whole Health across the nation.
Here is a reminder on how to honor and display the American flag from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). As you proudly fly your flag today, pledge your support for those who have sacrificed for our freedom by visiting https://livepure.com/giveback/.