Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day

A reader recently reminded me that today is Flag Day. On this date in 1777 the Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes as our national flag. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation (in 1916) that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Congress followed suit in August, 1949 to set aside today as National Flag Day.

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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Yes Happy Flag Day. I would suggest we all dust off our copy of the Flag Code. Some of us will be reminded that a faded old glory deserves its due and a fitting ending. A traditional flag burning/retiring ceremony performed by Boy Scout troops or VFW members is an opportunity for us to carry on the tradition of respect to a flag which has seen better days. New flagsare often sold by newspapers as a public service or perhaps ordering a Flag that has flown over the US capitol is in order. Please display a bright Standard of our Country, Old Glory AND THANK THE MEN and women IN UNIFORM THAT HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY. Freedom is not Free.

    Go to Bing and tour the national parks collection

  2. OcracokeFan1:50 PM

    Now I'm curious...what does the "Beware" sign on the front of your lovely home say? I can't quite make it out on the photo. I'm sure its clever.

    By the way, I think your classic old flag looks great flying there. Its fitting on the old homeplace!

  3. OcracokeFan, I think I'll take a close-up photo of the "Beware" sign, add an explanation, and post it as a daily journal entry. Look for that soon.

  4. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Paige's Mom enjoys your journal. Read it every week!