Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Flag Day - Fly The Flag!

Flag day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag day was established by an Act of Congress in August of 1949.

My flagpole bracket has been broken for a while, and I have been disappointed because I have been unable to fix it. So I offered my flag to my next door neighbor until such a time as I can once again see Old Glory waving out in front of my own home. I'm going to go and put some small flags out as a concession. Meanwhile, I can see my flag flying at my neighbor's house through my bedroom window. That'll have to do for the moment. I hope wherever you are, you will be flying the Star Spangled Banner today.

"Oh long may it wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz,

    There was a man on Fox News this morning with the collection of rare US flags. It was quite interesting and informative. I never knew that early on there were flags with stars spelling out the word FREE! There was no official design for the arrangement of the stars. He even had a flag personally signed by Abraham Lincoln!

    I love starting my day putting out my flag! Every day is Flag Day at our house.