Tuesday, February 22, 2005
President Ronald Reagan said,
"The most sublime picture in American History is of
George Washington on his knees...".
Part of Presidential Speech on 4 May a.d. 1982, on the National Day of Prayer.
"Appeal To Heaven" was chosen to appear on the First Navy Flag on the first Continental Navy ship Hannah on 2 September in the Year of Our Lord 1775, commissioned by Commander in Chief George Washington. The motto comes from John Locke's Second Treatise on Civil Government. Often the flag motto is shown wrong, it says "An Appeal To Heaven", that implies a singular event or a single man (male or female). Our nation's Navy knew that Appeal To Heaven was an ongoing imperative, for all of US.