HAPPY FLAG DAY

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Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation."

-Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress, June 14, 1777

The first flag day was celebrated on June 14, 1777.  It wasn't officially recognized until President Truman signed it into law in 1949.  The law was proposed.  Bernard Cigrand, known as the "Father of Flag Day" went around the country delivering speeches about having a Flag Day.  He first observed in 1885 in the city of Waubeka, Wisconsin.

There were many other proponents including President Woodrow Wilson.  The in 1927 President Coolidge offered the second proclamation but it wasn't until 1949 that it became law.


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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
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Conrad, the flag represents what we intended to be and Capitol Hill represents what we need to fix if we want to get there! Enjoy your day

Jun 14, 2012 03:42 AM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Conrad * I had forgotten today was FLAG DAY until a prior post....thanks for the reminder

Jun 14, 2012 03:51 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Thanks for the reminder, I too forgot about it being Flag Day.

Jun 14, 2012 04:06 AM #3
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Each and everyrime I see our American Flag, it immediately makes me say, "I proud to be an American". The last fews have not been America best, but that is all about to change, for the better.

Thank you for sharing the post with all of us!

Jun 14, 2012 04:07 AM #4
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James Dray
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AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

Good morning Conrad to think of all the troops and people who have given the ultimate

sacrifice to keep that flag flying.  To those who would destroy us and the flag many have tried and many have failed.  What we need is Congress are representatives of the people and a President that calls it like it is so that America can regain the stature it once had.

Jun 14, 2012 04:13 AM #5
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

How true Wayne.  Can't wait for November and President Romney.

Your welcome Wallace.

Have a good one Roger.

I am proud to be an American also Joe.

We sure do James.  We sure do.

Jun 14, 2012 04:31 AM #6
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Conrad.....I think many here forgot that it's flag day....I'm one of them.... I remember when my children were in elementary school and there was a morning of performances, songs and poems read.... I hope that still goes on.

Jun 14, 2012 04:42 AM #7
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Conrad,

My wife says kids still say the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the school day - but I wonder how many really appreciate what's been sacrificed for our flag to still be waving...  Thanks for the reminder!

Have a great day

Rob

Jun 14, 2012 04:55 AM #8
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Doug Dawes
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Georgetown, MA
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Thank you for the reminder that today is Flag Day. It is the banner of our country that rally around... Old Glory

Jun 14, 2012 06:25 AM #9
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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I don't think it is Barbara.

Glad to hear about the pledge Rob.  Thanks.

It is Doug.  Have a great day.

Jun 14, 2012 01:19 PM #10
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