U.S. Congressman Ted Poe released the following statement to commemorate Flag Day:

June 14th marks Flag Day and the 228th birthday of Old Glory. An honorable symbol of this nation, the Stars and Stripes stand for freedom, independence, and the American Dream. Particularly during times of war like that of today the flag represents the millions of soldiers and veterans that have fought for the United States and those that continue to combat terror, tyranny, and treachery to protect our country.