Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day!



June 14th is actually Flag Day.  The Continental Congress passed a resolution describing the 13 red and white stripes with 13 white stars on a blue field as the flag that would represent the 13 United States.  Later both Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge issued proclamations designating June 14 as Flag Day.

It was not until 1949 that Congress passed legislation and President Truman signed into law, making it officially Flag Day.

It's not a Federal holiday.  No Monday off and the banks are open when it doesn't fall on a Sunday.

i will be celebrating though--cause it is my birthday.

18 comments:

  1. Alright! Happy Red,White, and Blue Birthday to you!

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  2. Didn't know any of that ... happy b'day!

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  3. Oh darn! I'll have to tell Art so he can wear his flag day t-shirt.

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  4. Art just changed his t-shirt. He said, "Thank you for the reminder!"

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  5. Well, happy birthday, Olga.
    Aloha from Hawaii.

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  6. Happy Birthday Olga! And thanks for the info... we were wondering why all the flags were up again in the neighborhood.

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  7. Happy, happy birthday, Olga. I hope you have a fabulous day. Wave a few flags, people will wonder why you celebrate the day when they didn't even acknowledge it.

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  8. Happy Birthday Olga! I hope you had a wonderful day. :)

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  9. Happy birthday, Olga!!! :)

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  10. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely day.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Olga!! Flag Day was my grandfather's birthday, too!!

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  12. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

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  13. Hope you had a wonderful day on your birthday (and flag day!)

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  14. Happy Birthday! I am so glad I checked in today so that I could wish a happy day.

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  15. So sorry I'm late in wishing you a Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a good day.

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  16. A very belated Happy Birthday Olga! I am way behind this week. I hope it was a wonderful day and that you had lots of fun and lots of cake! Yesterday was mine -- June is a good month!

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