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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Conrad Allen
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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.

June 14, 2012 04:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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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.

June 14, 2012 04:42 AM
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Rob Thomas
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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

June 14, 2012 04:55 AM
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Doug Dawes
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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

June 14, 2012 06:25 AM
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Conrad Allen
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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.

June 14, 2012 01:19 PM
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