Flag Day

 

Too often, I think it is easy to let this special day pass by with little thought.

This particular flag was flown across our great Nation from 1777 to 1917.

This Flag, Old Glory, became the Official Symbol of the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.

A Few Facts about Flag Day

The 1st Flag Day was celebrated in 1877.

It was not until May 30, 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that called for a nationwide observance of Flag Day.

President Truman signed onto a bill which was passed thru Congress on August 3, 1949; resolving  “That the 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated as Flag Day.”

The largest Flag Day Parade is held annually is in Troy, New York.

Can you say “Not all condiments are created equal!”?

 

Symbolically Speaking…

White – the Purity and Innocence of our Founding Fathers ideas; their thinking in what our great nation should be

RedValor and Heartiness – oh, that should be Hardiness but I do believe there has always been a lot of  “heart” in our country from the very beginning

BlueJustice, Vigilance and Perseverance

StarsThe heavens and our divine goals

StripesThe rays of  light emminating from the sun

The symbolism alone is so powerful
…if you just take a minute to think about it.

Gold? – Yes, if you have ever noticed, often indoor ceremonial flags have gold trim.  This is allowed in the codes for our flag but there appears to be no significance other than its beauty.  It’s believed gold was first used by our military.

 

♥ My Country! ♥

 ♥ Our Troops! ♥

I sure do!!

I know we have Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day…but please remember the blood that was shed for this beautiful symbol,  Flag Day stands for all the courage, the blood, the tears and the freedoms in life;

celebrate her flutters and waves of glory when you see her.

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