Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flag Day

There was an interesting article posted by Leona Foxx on the Huffington Post Blog titled “Flag Day, June 14:  Does It Still Have Meaning?”.

Read the article and if you agree, applaud the people of Fairfield, Washington who start the morning of Flag Day with a Fun Run, followed by a Flag Parade and games, booths and a beer garden.
credit:The Spokesman-Review
Or the folks in Quincy, Massachusetts with the Longest Running Flag Day Parade in the Nation.  Besides the Parade, they have the raising of a 30’ x 60’ Old Glory, a fly-over, a patriotic medley, an awards ceremony and a dazzling fireworks display.

Or our fellow Americans over in Troy, NY who claim the Largest Flag Day Parade that typically draws 50,000 spectators.
Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Vets
Proudly fly your flag on this Flag Day to honor the adoption of the American Flag on June 14th 1777, the continuing preservation of the American way of life and pay your respects to the men and women who defend it.
Commemorative Poster on the 140th Anniversary of the Flag - 1917

June 14, 2014
This date also represents the 239th Birthday of the US Army.  Celebratory events that kicked off last week included this one at the National War College at Ft. McNair:

The young man in the middle represented the Continental Army,
was the youngest soldier present and had the honor of cutting the cake.


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