Polish American Congress
The Voice of a Million Americans of Polish Heritage in the Garden State
AMERICAN CONGRESS SUPPORTS FLAG AMENDMENT
Joint Resolution 36, proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution
protecting the American Flag, is strongly supported by the Polish
American Congress. Also known as
the Cunningham-Murtha flag protection amendment, H.J. Res. 36, reads
simply: "Congress shall have the power to prohibit the desecration
of the flag of the United States".
a letter to the forty U.S. freshmen representatives, both Republican and
Democrat, PAC President, Mr. Edward Moskal wrote the following:
"America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants come to the United
States because of the freedoms this nation affords its citizens. The
Polish American community, 10 million strong, traditionally has
respected the flag for what it stands. It has been said that the
American flag, far from being a mere symbol or a piece of cloth, is an
embodiment of our hopes, freedoms and unity.
The flag is our national identity."
Polish American Congress is one of the thirteen Polish-American organizations
participating in the Citizens Flag Alliance, which strongly encourages
utmost respect for the American flag, as it serves as a true symbol of
democracy. In total, one
hundred and thirty-five fraternal, ethnic, civic, veteran and business
organizations and corporations, most of which are of national scope, are
full members of the Citizens Flag Alliance.