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Posted by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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  • NATIONAL FLAG DAY       172a

National Flag Day is celebrated annually in the United States on June 14.  This day commemorates adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Our independence and unity as a nation is represented by our flag.  The flag has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly.

Betsy Ross is given credit, by many, for  creating the first American flag.  Since 1977, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times.  For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4.  President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.

Seventeen year old Robert G. Heft of Ohio is credited with designing the 50 star American flag.  Of the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower,  his was chosen.

Many people have died protecting our country.  Today, on National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly. 

NATIONAL FLAG DAY HISTORY

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated that he selected this day because “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union”  and he wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”     http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=62991#ixzz1xhaGeTux

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/

Is there a flag hanging at your house?

by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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Barabell
by Barbara on Jun. 14, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Yes, on the garage.

fammatthews4
by Trisha on Jun. 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM

No because everytime I have put one up it has walked.  Who steals the American Flag?  So we don't put one out anymore.

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Jun. 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Always!  




boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM


Quoting fammatthews4:

No because everytime I have put one up it has walked.  Who steals the American Flag?  So we don't put one out anymore.

We had ours stolen once!   Whoever took it had to have walked right up to the front door, too.    I was livid!!   The police said lots of flags were being stolen....it was right after 9/11.     So sad...and aggravating.




02nana07
by Ida on Jun. 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

 yes

PurpleHazey
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Nope

bizzeemom2717
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:03 AM
No
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