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Old 06-14-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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6/14/2017, Today Is Flag Day

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.

With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.

On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and in 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.
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If you have a flag fly it proudly, if you don't it might be a good day to get one.


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Properly lit and flies 24/7.....
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Today is Flag Day! Here's mine!! In honor of my son's service to the country,
it is lighted and flies 24/7/365!!!

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Today is also President Donald Trump's birthday and my 47th wedding anniversary. Yep, Mrs. Lineman has put up with me for that long!!!
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I have a 20' flag pole in front of my house, every Memorial Day I put up a new flag and bring the old one to the VFW. It does have a light overhead. I just don't have a picture with me.
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It's sad to say but while I was out and about town yesterday I never saw another house flying a flag.
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It's sad to say but while I was out and about town yesterday I never saw another house flying a flag.
Virtually, the same here. Or the few that do, need to be replaced.
What really pisses me off is some of the ones I know that bitch about everything, NEVER fly one.
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Is Flag day, Army day? I know June 14,1775,is the date of the Continental Army birthday.
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