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Old 06-14-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Flag Day

Today is Flag Day here in America so if the weather permits please display yer flag proudly. The weather here in Northern VA is raining right now so I can't take mine out just yet and fly it but when it clears up later I sure will.

I love that old flag and proudly have served it and saluted for which it stands.
OhhRAH!

May GOD continue to bless these United States of America and all Her people at home and abroad.
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The History Of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.

Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
SOURCE: USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - The History Of Flag Day
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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SBF,

I love how the sun has made a cross in the Stars. That is an awesome picture. Did you take that?
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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SBF,

I love how the sun has made a cross in the Stars. That is an awesome picture. Did you take that?
You noticed that did ya? It took me a few minutes of search to find it again. No I didn't take it but had a larger version saved on my PC as a background. I love that image.

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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Good thought SBF!
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i display my flag proudly every day. i love this country
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Don't even get me started. I am going to slowly walk away from this thread now.
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you don't like flag day?
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I'm pretty sure that picture isn't a normal flag and that just happened to appear. It was either designed that way or photoshopped.
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Don't even get me started. I am going to slowly walk away from this thread now.
Thanks but my son's military service these days ensures your freedom of speech if you wanted to bash the Flag or the Cross. I thank you for your respect not to.

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I'm pretty sure that picture isn't a normal flag and that just happened to appear. It was either designed that way or photoshopped.
I disagree. God doesn't need a guy with photoshop. The sunlight spreads down straight lines between stars where the material is thiner.

I say it's a real untouched photo

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I disagree. God doesn't need a guy with photoshop. The sunlight spreads down straight lines between stars where the material is thiner.

I say it's a real untouched photo

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Well is it god or is it the material?
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Re: Flag Day

hmmm, clearly that's an altered/retouched picture. That picture right there most definitely defies light refraction. Or perhaps the flag was altered to make certain area more dense then others. Someone was definitely feeling Christian and thought it fun to let us all know.

Happy Flag Day.
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So, burning or desecrating the flag should be perfectly legal...

Agree or disagree?
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i am all about ones rights, but i disagree with burning the flag
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So, burning or desecrating the flag should be perfectly legal...

Agree or disagree?
No, the law has been written on this question. It's not up for a vote.

Pack a lunch if you want to desecrate it around me bro cus there WILL be a fight. Period. If yer bigger I'll take an ass whopping for the flag but you will not go unchallenged around me.

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