Saturday, June 14, 2008

FLAG DAY

Fly 'em high, folks!

"On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. 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."

(H/T: History Channel)

5 comments:

USA_Admiral said...

You are up on things Lady.

I don't believe I missed this one.

momster said...

Thank you for the reminder,. Robyn and I just went out and put our flag out.

RT said...

Admiral
I'm only on top of it because my town's Main Street has many flags adorning it.

Momster
Good for you. It's an opportunity to create a habit with Robyn. We used to have a really tall flag pole in our front yard.

Now, I live in an apartment and don't have anywhere I can hang a flag.

Wyatt Earp said...

Mine is out!

My flag, I mean. :)

RT said...

Well, it had to be the flag; otherwise, we would not have known. ;P'''''''''