Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.[1]
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. (source: wikipedia)

Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today
In your land and my land And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red The stripes for ever gleam;
Snow-white and souldwhite– The good forefathers’ dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright–
The gloried guidon of the day; a shelter through the night.
- Wilbur D. Nesbit, “A Song for Flag Day.”


Emm said...

I tried to explain Flag Day to Erin. She was rather disappointed...she thought we got a flag in our yard because it was my birthday :)

Jed and Kallie said...

Well, you are a pretty important person--esp to her so you do deserve a flag.

Meredith said...

We flew our flag on Sunday! Happy Flag Day!