Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14th ~ Flag Day: Let Your Pride Fly High!

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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The June 14 date is also when Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

FYI: The United States flag has not always had thirteen stripes. The first flag of the United States, adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777, had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, each representing the thirteen original colonies. After Vermont became the fourteenth state in 1791 and Kentucky became the fifteenth became the fifteenth state in 1792, Congress added two more stars and two more stripes to the flag in 1795. When five more states joined the Union, Congress ruled that after July 4, 1818, the flag would revert permanently to thirteen stripes.



Please remember to fly your flag today and keep in mind those who are serving in the military now and who have served in the past so we have the freedom to do so and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

God bless Old Glory and God bless America!


{Info from Wikipedia}

5 comments:

Annie said...

OMG I totally forgot today was flag day! LOL Thanks for the fun reminder. My husband flies a flag proudly at his cabinet shop. And he takes good care of it too :)

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I'm with Annie-Completely forgot until I was watching tv and someone mentioned it!!

Happy Flag day to you, too, Lorie xD

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Happy Flag Day! Fly them proudly always :)

Xmas Dolly said...

I was going out to lunch with my SIL yesterday for my birthday & I pulled out of the drive-way & then I remembered! I pulled right back in, ran in the garage, grabbed the flag & put it up & off I went! HAPPY FLAG DAY GIRLFRIEND. GREAT POST!

brisky said...

nice patriotic ideas ,I am with you

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