Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day 2011

Today is Flag Day!
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In 1776, George Washington
and two members of the
Continental Congress asked
a young widow in her 20's---
Betsy Ross to make the first
American flag. She made it
with 13 stars in a circle shape.
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We have celebrated Flag Day
every June 14th since 1949
as requested by Congress.
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The 1st official celebration
was in 1877.
In 1916, President Wilson
signed a proclamation that
called for a nationwide
observance on June 14th.
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According to the original
Continental Congress:
Red--stood for Hardiness
and Courage.
White--stood for Purity
and Innocence.
Blue--stood for Vigilance
and Justice.
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The 13 stars and stripes
represent the 13 American
colonies. Today we still have
13 stripes but we now have 50
stars to represent the 50 states
of the Union.
~Keep on Dreaming~

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping in once again. I am so not with it. Wondered what the flags were out for today, now I know. Blessings! Jackie

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  2. Thanks for the trivia about an important day!

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  3. Nothing quite as beautiful as the American Flag...
    Love it.
    shug

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