Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Flag Day



On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress proposed that the United States have a national flag instead of the British Union Jack. The 13 stars of the flag represented the 13 new states. There were few public ceremonies honoring the Stars and Stripes until 1877, when on, June 14, it was flown from every government building in honor of the centennial of the adoption of a national flag. Schools had unfurled American flags over their doors or outside the buildings long before this; but in 1890, North Dakota and New Jersey made a law that required their schools to fly the flag daily. The first official Flag Day was observed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1893. New York also proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day 1897. In August 1949, President Harry S. Truman proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. Since then the President proclaims the commemoration yearly, and encourages all Americans in the country to display the Stars and Stripes outside their homes and businesses.


Please remember to fly your flag today..... Until next time..... Lorie

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5 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Flag Day Lorie!
I just finished my post today..have not been a very good blogger lately, real life keeps getting in the way~~lol!

Stop by when you get a chance!

Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed your history of flying the flag. Don't it make you mad when you hear of the American flag being misused?

TheEclecticElement said...

Very interesting information-Thank you for bringing it to the light!

Happy Flag Day (a little late)

:)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love it girl, thanks for sharing I always learn something new.

~ Noelle said...

i thought of you on flag day... and with the 4th coming...
keep strong woman! you are AMAZING

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