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  • Trump settles dispute over flag (Happy Flag Day and B-day to Trump!)

    06/14/2016 8:40:01 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 13 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/24/2007 | Sally Apgar
    PALM BEACH — Donald Trump and the town of Palm Beach have reached a quiet truce in the six-month war over the mega American flag he flies over Mar-a-Lago, his Creamsicle-orange fortress by the sea. A shorter version of the same 25-by-50-foot flag stays. But, instead of flying from an 80-foot flagpole built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, the flag will fly from a 70-foot pole. So Trump gets to keep the flag in his own backyard. But in a very untrumply manner, The Donald isn't talking. He declined to comment Monday in deference to a stipulation in the...
  • FLAG DAY "Millions of our school children will daily proclaim...dedication of our nation

    06/14/2016 9:12:45 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes. On JUNE 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated JUNE 14 as "NATIONAL FLAG DAY." "I... call your attention to the approach of the anniversary of the day upon which THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union... ...I therefore... request that throughout the nation... the FOURTEENTH DAY of JUNE be observed as FLAG DAY with special patriotic exercises... to give significant expressions to our thoughtful love of America, our comprehension of the great...
  • Flag Day 2015 USA

    06/14/2015 2:15:13 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 13 2015 | Julia Glum
    Flag Day 2015 USA: 10 Facts To Know About The Star-Spangled Banner : Sunday is Flag Day, an annual observance of the Second Continental Congress' official adoption of the stars and stripes in 1777. At the time, they "resolved that the flag of the 13 United States" be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes and the union by 13 white stars in a blue field, "representing a new constellation.” Now, more than 200 years later and with an updated design, the flag is an American icon. Flag Day, though not a federal holiday, is full of tradition. The...
  • Red Skelton's video of Flag Day Pledge of Allegiance

    06/14/2015 11:56:38 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    You tube ^ | 6/14/15 | Red Skelton Red Skelton's video of Flag Day Pledge of Allegiance - Old school greatness!

    06/14/2015 9:42:20 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 2 replies
    The American Flag Foundation Inc. ^ | June 14, 2015 | The American Flag Foundation Inc.
    Sunday, Flag Day, June 14,2015, inside Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the 36th Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance will take place at 7 PM EST, as well as a Navy Tattoo, from 6:00 PM to 8 PM.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Flag Day and 240th Birthday US Army! ~ 14 June 2015

    06/13/2015 5:09:08 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 98 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Happy Flag Day and 240th Birthday, US Army ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Click Betsy Ross The History of Flag Day Red Skelton ~ Pledge of Allegiance (spoken) Red Skelton ~ Pledge of Allegiance (written) Star Spangled Banner Ragged Old Flag Old Glory This Ain’t No Rag, It’s A Flag You're A Grand Old Flag Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly....
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day!— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • Penalty for flying the 'Betsy Ross' flag sets off star-spangled fight

    06/15/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 15, 2014 |
    David Renner says he is facing a $200 fine for flying a Betsy Ross flag outside his townhouse in Littleton, Colo. Renner tells Fox31 in Denver that he was issued the fine by his homeowner’s association for flying the flag last week ahead of Flag Day, June 14.
  • I Wonder If Obama Knows About And Will Celebrate This Special Day?

    06/14/2014 10:52:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/14/14
    It’s Flag Day and the Army’s birthday. I wonder if Barack and Michelle will send a ‘shout out’ about the importance of this day, like they did to Michael Sams when he kissed a man on national TV. See below from Allen B West: Today, Saturday 14 June, 2014 is one of those special days for American patriots and Soldiers. It is a day intertwined in the uniqueness representative of the greatness and exceptionalism of America. Today is Flag Day — and also the 239th birthday of our United States Army. The Army was established on this day in 1775...
  • The American Flag Daily: Flag Day and The U.S. Army

    06/14/2014 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 14, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1777, the Second Continental Congress authorized the new American flag of 13 stars and stripes, and is now known as Flag Day in the United States. Today also marks the official birthday of the United States Army in 1775, following John Adams' proposal for the formation of a Continental Army a few days before. Today we honor the men and women who have served our country.
  • Address to the Brooklyn 14th Regiment (Thoughts for Flag Day)

    06/16/2013 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Lattero · 1 replies
    What So Proudly We Hail ^ | ca. 1861 | Henry Ward Beecher
    “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.”—Psalms 60:4 From the earliest periods nations seem to have gone forth to war under some banner. Sometimes it has been merely the pennon of a leader, and was only a rallying signal. So, doubtless, began the habit of carrying banners, to direct men in the confusion of conflict, that the leader might gather his followers around him when he himself was liable to be lost out of their sight. Later in the history of nations the banner acquired other uses and...
  • Are you flying your flag today?

    06/14/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Today, June 14 is flag day. It is a day set aside to honor our national standard and what it represents. The many millions who have fought under the stars and stripes need not be reminded of why it's important to honor the flag. And for the rest of us, there is that longing that the flag fulfills: it allows us to belong to something greater than ourselves. Back in 2006, I wrote about a color bearer for the Union army during the Civil War, Sgt. Benjamin Crippin, who has been memorialized for his courage on the first day of...
  • For Flag Day, "The Flag"

    06/14/2013 7:22:32 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 14, 2013 | Gina Miller
    It is the most easily-recognized flag in the world, the flag of the United States of America. It is the symbol of our great nation, a nation that was the envy and the desire of the world, and for so long, the light of nations for freedom and prosperity. Our nation is under attack from within, at the hands of those who run our federal government and other institutions. Even our flag, for many years now, has been a target of those who hate us. Some of us have become disheartened and weary of speaking out against the evil forces...
  • Today Is Flag Day

    06/14/2013 4:43:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 22 replies
    self | June 14, 2013 | knarf
    At least, as I remember it from some ... 58 years ago .. it is
  • Get a new flag free, for a worn flag Local business celebrates National Flag Week

    06/09/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista celebrates National Flag Week with an opportunity for local residents to exchange worn-out U.S. flags for new flags, free of charge, beginning June 10. Prestige invites the community to stop by and receive a brand-new American flag in exchange for worn-out or used flags throughout the week. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags at each location, and reservations are encouraged. To properly dispose of worn flags, Prestige has partnered with the American Legion for a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Funds raised through donations for...
  • How Democrats Do Flag Day...

    06/14/2012 10:20:18 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The flag below was not Photoshopped. See a story about it here.
  • FLAG DAY - Hey... Remember Me?

    06/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/14/12
    Remember when I led the parade? Hats came off and hands were placed over one's heart as I approached and passed by. Remember where I have been and what I stand for— ANZIO, NORMANDY, LEYTE, IWO JIMA, KOREA, VIETNAM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN and the ongoing war on terror, etc. The memorial honor rolls of those who did not come back are saluted when you salute me. REMEMBER THE 31-WORD PLEDGE: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE...I am RESPONSIBLE as an INDIVIDUAL not to take our freedom for granted and thus to risk losing it. ...AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS...Not a DEMOCRACY...
  • FDR's Flag Day prayer - June 14, 1942

    06/11/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 5 replies ^ | June 10, 2012 | smithsk
    US Historical Flags Remember when TV stations used to sign off for the day? If you don't, you are probably under 30. Before 24/7 cable, a station ended its day - late at night or early in the morning - usually with a short, but inspiring or patriotic video. And one such sign-off video (shown below) plays to the appropriate tune, The Star Spangled Banner, as it shows the evolution of the American flag throughout our history - from Jamestown (1607) to the moon landing (1969). And that clip above is both quite a historical and an educational tribute to Flag...
  • Today is Flag Day and This is National Flag Week

    06/14/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | 06-14-2011 | By Deborah St. Thomas
    Debbie’s Daily Dose of Food for Thought The stars and stripes of our flag are known round the world. Here is the first stanza of a poem to ponder and a few things to know about our flag and Flag Day. “There’s a flag hangs over my threshold, whose folds are more dear to me Than the blood that thrills in my bosom its earnest of liberty; And dear are the stars it harbors in its sunny field of blue As the hope of a further heaven that lights all our dim lives through.” -- Julie Ward Howe (American Poet,...
  • Today is Flag Day (Link to Flag Etiquette) (Vanity)

    06/14/2011 5:35:04 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 14, 2011 | DJMacWoW and Various sources
    Today is Flag Day. I thought it appropriate to give links to proper flag etiquette and a history of Flag Day. U.S. Flag Etiquette When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor - to its own...
  • Our Colors So True

    06/14/2011 4:57:02 AM PDT · by John McDonnell
    Jewels for Juniors ^ | 1908 | Lizzie De Armond and Chas. H. Gabriel
    Our Colors So True (1908) chgjj115.mid lyrics by Lizzie De Armond, music by Charles H. GabrielThree colors has the nation's flag our hearts delight to see, The Red, and White, and starry Blue, our pledge of liberty.O Red, White, and Blue, our colors so true, An emblem fair of heav'nly things, to help us on our way; O Red, White, and Blue, the old and the new, Our banner of gladness, we hail it today!Red speaks to us of Jesus' blood for all the whole world shed, That we might rise to life and light, through Him who once was...
  • Ugandan flag designer demands payment

    10/04/2010 11:54:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 4, 2010
    KAMPALA, Uganda, - A Ugandan man is asking a court to stop the country from flying its flag until he has been paid for the 48-year-old design. Semei Matia Nyai, 80, is asking a court to force the government to pay him $684,000 for designing the flag when Uganda became independent of Britain in 1962, Radio France Internationale reported Monday. Nyai's lawsuit is also asking for housing and a car, court papers revealed. The retired school teacher said he never received any payment or recognition for designing the banner, which was selected by officials from public submissions and made the...
  • Flag Day

    06/14/2010 4:44:44 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies · 104+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 6/14/10 | MBC I.F.
    Remember when I led the parade? Hats came off and hands were placed over one's heart as I approached and passed by. Remember where I have been and what I stand for— ANZIO, NORMANDY, LEYTE, IWO JIMA, KOREA, VIETNAM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN and the ongoing war on terror, etc. The memorial honor rolls of those who did not come back are saluted when you salute me. REMEMBER THE 31-WORD PLEDGE: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE...I am RESPONSIBLE as an INDIVIDUAL not to take our freedom for granted and thus to risk losing it. ...AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS...Not a DEMOCRACY...
  • FLAG DAY, JUNE 14, 2010

    06/14/2010 11:07:54 AM PDT · by stansblugrassgrl · 4 replies · 192+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/25/10 | Karmann Powell/John McCrae
    Today is Flag Day. Our flag was first adopted by resolutions during the 2nd Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, so our flag is 10 yrs older than the nation itself. Fly it proudly today. Celebrate the freedoms it represents, and remember those who have sacrificed to keep us free. God bless America.
  • Flag Day Honors American Ideals, Sacrifices

    06/14/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 339+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – Military personnel at Dover Air Force Base, Del., performed their duties with solemn respect over the past several weeks as U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil. Members of the International Security Assistance Force and senior officials from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, pay their respects to nine U.S. soldiers killed in Nuristan province during a ramp ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. State Department photo by Daniel Wilkinson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Military “carry teams” marched in slow, measured steps as they carried their fallen comrades from the aircraft...
  • The Gipper on the Flag

    06/14/2010 8:11:52 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 7 replies · 202+ views
    author | Reagan
    "Today we celebrate Flag Day, the birthday of our Stars and Stripes. As we think back over the history of our nation's flag, we remember that the story of its early years was often one of hardship and trials, sometimes a fight for simple survival. ... As the American Republic grew and prospered and new stars were added to the flag, the ideal of freedom grew and prospered. From the rolling hills of Kentucky to the shores of California to the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, our pioneers carried our flag before them, a symbol of the indomitable spirit...
  • The Quinn And Rose Show After Action Report June 14 Special Flag Day Edition!!!

    06/14/2010 7:32:23 AM PDT · by GregB · 7 replies · 87+ views
    Discussion of Today show and any Flag Day Stories!!
  • On This Flag Day, 2010

    06/13/2010 10:59:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 231+ views ^ | 06/14/10 | CaroleL
    Today is one of those "minor" holidays. No one gets the day off work because it's Flag Day and it's business as usual throughout the country. A few towns and cities across the nation have small parades or other community events to celebrate but it largely passes unnoticed by most Americans. Officially, Flag Day is the commemoration of the 1777 adoption of the United States Flag by the Continental Congress. We all know the story of Betsy Ross stitching the first flag (which may or may not be 100% true according to historians). But especially on Flag Day we should...
  • (-:~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~:-)

    06/11/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 181 replies · 4,370+ views
    In honor of Flag Day...(and food) Flag of AmericaFlag of AustraliaFlag of BrazilFlag of FranceFlag of GreeceFlag of IndiaFlag of Italy. Flag of SwitzerlandFlag of VietnamFlag of Japan. Of course with raw fish...Flag of LebanonFlag of South KoreaFlag of SpainFlag of Mexico
  • FLAUNT THE AMERICAN FLAG DAY--Nationwide Protest Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    05/09/2010 3:21:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 219 replies · 11,625+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    I am posting this announcement with Jim Thompson's blessing and support.Patriotic Americans all across the nation are being called on to 'flaunt the American flag' on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by wearing patriotic-themed clothing such as American flag style shirts, blouses, ties or jackets; American flag lapel pins or brooches; and by displaying the American flag at home, on your car or at your desk at work. You can even carry an American flag with you as you make your rounds on Wednesday and really flaunt that flag!This is being done as a show of support for the American families...

    06/15/2009 6:51:01 PM PDT · by timestax · 28 replies · 1,178+ views
    timestax | June 15, 2009 | timestax
    Sunday, June 14, 2009. New Richmond, Ohio was the sight of the Flag Day Rally for Freedom, and gray sky and a late monsoon like downpour could not damper the spirit of about 500 people of like mind. Although I arrived late, along with muggs, I heard rousing, inspirational, informative speeches by Mike Wilson, organizer of Cincinnati Tea Party, and Tom Tabback, author of THINGS FORGOTTEN, and JOE THE PLUMBER. Cincinnati 912 Project was also represented. Photos coming
  • Honoring the flag (Ceremony held on day dedicated to Old Glory)

    06/15/2009 5:49:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 614+ views
    Post Chaplain Wayne Rudell began the ceremony in honor of Flag Day with a prayer, “ ... Most gracious Lord, you have given to us the symbol of the flag to represent the United States in every nation when it is flown ... This flag has flown in every war and our flag is still flying in the middle of battles as a symbol of freedom for all who see it. Today it is time to retire the service of these flags and give them honor for their duty. We do this by burning each flag to put it in...
  • Here's the White House Web Page on Flag Day

    06/15/2009 7:07:58 AM PDT · by Chicago Satirist · 12 replies · 1,550+ views
    Chicago Ray Report ^ | 6-15-09 | Chicago Satirist
    Not a flickin word about the Army's 234th birthday or Flag Day, instead we have a picture of a Muslim worshiping Muslim sand creatures. Not even a single entry for June 14th click the screen cap for what was important to the Muslim Boy king and his court this weekend, it sure wasn't freakin'FLAG DAY or a note to the country about the importance of the US Army and it's 234th birthday. What a sack of sand. (full size screen shot)
  • Flag Day

    06/14/2009 8:45:14 PM PDT · by redhead · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Dogpile, Bing, Google ^ | June 14, 2009 | Self
    It's interesting to see what the different search engines thing of Flag Day this year. Here's a short list:DogpileBingGoogleHmmmm...
  • Flag Day Video (Rick Monday saves the Flag)

    06/14/2009 4:44:08 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 17 replies · 1,290+ views
    Happy Birthday, Old Glory!
  • Flag Day June 14 2009, Is Your USA Flag Flying In Front Of Your House Today?

    06/14/2009 11:33:26 AM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 26 replies · 706+ views (received by email only) ^ | June 14, 2009 (Email) | David Barton
    Today is June 14 - Flag Day! Flags are an object of national attention; the Bible also pays great attention to them: Prepare the way for the people; lift up a flag for the nations. ISAIAH 62:10 He lifts up a flag for the distant nations; He whistles for those at the ends of the earth, and here they come, swiftly and speedily! ISAIAH 5:26 His banner over me is love. SONG OF SOLOMON 2:4 You have given a banner to those who fear you, to be displayed because of the truth. PSALM 60:4 The American flag came into...
  • US ARMY - HAPPY 234TH BIRTHDAY!!: Wk 179, Olney, MD 6-13--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    06/14/2009 8:01:00 AM PDT · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    Flag Day, June 14,2009
    HAPPY 234TH BIRTHDAY!!It was interesting that the Legionnaires in Olney today were ALL Army. I guess the other branches were letting the Army have their day in the sun. And sunny it was - a great day for the Army. It is also FLAG DAY, 232 years old. BELOW LEFT: Legionnaires Cindy_True_Supporter (Vietnam Era), Dave (WWII), and [Mrs] T (Vietnam Era) BELOW RIGHT: Legionnaire Carl (WWII). He came a little late for the group pic. BELOW LEFT: Dave and friend Janet. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW: Lastly myself. That is the 7 of us on the corner this week....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ FLAG DAY ~ June 14, 2009

    06/13/2009 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 85 replies · 2,988+ views
    The Canteen Crew | June 13, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD!
    ~ Flag Day, June 14 ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Click Betsy Ross The History of Flag Day Red Skelton ~ Pledge of Allegiance (spoken) Red Skelton ~ Pledge of Allegiance (written) Star Spangled Banner Ragged Old Flag Old Glory This Ain’t No Rag, It’s A Flag You're A Grand Old Flag Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • June 14th: Flag Day

    06/13/2009 9:13:04 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 12 replies · 965+ views
    June 14, 2009 | ari-freedom
    And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
  • Evolution of the United States Flag

    06/13/2009 7:29:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 465+ views
    Evolution of the United States Flag Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used. The principal acts affecting the flag of the United States are the following: On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation,...
  • Tomorrow, June 14, 2009 is Flag Day

    06/13/2009 7:27:09 PM PDT · by NorseWood · 18 replies · 756+ views
    Tomorrow, Sunday, June 14th is Flag Day. Fly Old Glory proudly and say "Hell no! We're not going to take it anymore!
  • Flag Day

    06/13/2009 4:38:39 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies · 373+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 6/13/09 | MBC I.F.
    Remember when I led the parade? Hats came off and hands were placed over one's heart as I approached and passed by. Remember where I have been and what I stand for— ANZIO, NORMANDY, LEYTE, IWO JIMA, KOREA, VIETNAM, the ongoing war on terror, etc. The memorial honor rolls of those who did not come back are saluted when you salute me.
  • The Star Spangled Banner - A Question and a Challenge

    06/13/2009 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 224+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 12th 2009 | CapnRobusto
    June 14th is Flag Day in the US. When Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner he posed a question. Most of us never think much about that question but events at the dawn of the 21st century beg that we revisit it. What is your answer? Video link
  • A Flag of Conviction

    01/17/2009 11:39:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies · 617+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 5/31/2002 | Matthew Robinson
    Christopher Gadsden's face and name may not be immortalized on any bill or coin, but this firebrand designed a symbol which, even through the swirling mists of time, is a reminder of the birth of the nation and the spirit that carried it to freedom. June 14 is Flag Day. On that day, of course, we remember the Stars and Stripes and the men who fought under that banner for freedom. Gadsden gave us another great flag, one that flew prominently during the American Revolution, under which many men fought and died. Gadsden's was the blazing yellow banner that sports...
  • Walter Reed FReep - 165, June 13, 2008 Flag Day and US Army Birthday Weekend

    06/17/2008 6:16:04 AM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies · 629+ views
    June 17, 2008 | Kburi
    JUNE 13, FLAG DAY AND US ARMY BIRTHDAY WEEKENDThe Friday evening, before Flag Day and the United States Army’s 233rd Birthday, saw our enthusiasm high with a continuous stream of honks and waves from passing cars. No rain ( a change from the recurring Friday night showers this past spring), but a very warm and pleasant night with cooling breezes near dusk, and good camaraderie among the twenty-three FReepers and visitors.. We carried plenty of flags and signs announcing the 233rd Birthday of the United States Army. The moonbats were restless as June approaches its full moon and a code...
  • What Flag Day Means to Me

    06/16/2008 6:04:23 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 1 replies · 63+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 16, 2008 | Paul Ibrahim
    Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. With these words, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States of America. Flag Day has since been partly eclipsed by other American traditions and holidays, and although it is still celebrated by numerous families and in many parts of the country, it has been forgotten by too many. I, however, will never forget Flag Day. On June 14, 2005, on...
  • Flags, Fathers, and the Father of Our Country

    06/15/2008 4:35:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 75+ views ^ | June 15, 2008 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This year, the days set aside for honoring fathers and flags fell on the same weekend. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of every year. Father’s Day the third Sunday of June, fell on June 15 this year, as close as is possible to Flag Day. This close alignment of seemingly different days provides us with the opportunity to ponder the significance of remembering and honoring fathers and flags, and to contemplate the intersection of the symbol of our nation (the flag) with the person who, without which, we would not be here today (our father). While the 13-star...
  • Flag Day Rally, Orange, CA (pics)

    06/14/2008 4:08:14 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 12 replies · 85+ views
    Americans celebrated the red, white and blue in Orange, CA today. Passersby were very positive and enthusiastic and there was lots of horn honking and thumbs up. The early arrivers were honored with a red white and blue lei and a temporary flag tattoo, provided by Ray
  • Flag Day Is Every Day For These O.C. Residents (CA)

    06/14/2008 5:00:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 110+ views
    orange county register ^ | June 12, 2008 | ROSALBA RUÍZ
    Since 1969, a U.S. flag has been flying high on a tall pole in front of the Mitchell family home in Brea. "It's been up there every day," says Jane Mitchell, 73. "Except for a week when a storm brought down the pole and we had to replace it." Flag Day is Saturday, but many Orange County residents choose to display their pride every day of the year by decorating their homes with a flag. Charles and Rosemary Kissel display up to 13 flags at a time at their Anaheim home. The couple has a collection of about 300 U.S....
  • Celebrating the Birthday of a Grand Old Flag

    06/14/2008 4:52:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 256+ views ^ | 6/14/2008 | Barry Abisch
    Most U.S. school children grow up knowing the story of Betsy Ross, who may or may not have sewn the first American flag, based on a sketch given to her by George Washington. But what about Francis Hopkinson, Mary Pickersgill or Samuel Reid, all of whom played roles in the history of the flag? Or Bernard Cigrand, who may have been the first to celebrate the birthday of the flag and led the movement to make Flag Day, June 14, a national observance? In her lifetime, Ross herself never claimed to have sewn the first flag. Only in 1870 did...