JUNE 14 IS FLAG DAY---THE WORK OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE CAN MAKE THE U.S. FLAG A SYMBOL OF PEACE & OF CONCERN FOR THE LIVES OF OTHERS
June 14 is Flag Day in the United States.
Here is information on Flag Day from USFlag.org.
From that link--
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’.
Here is a link to the Betsy Ross House.
Betsy Ross was a successful woman in many respects. Please click here to read about her life.
Is Betsy Ross the mother of the U.S. Flag? Please click here and see what you think.
Many nations have a flag day. Please click here to see what nations have a flag day and on what day it is observed.
Please click here for a post I wrote on a contest to create a one-world flag.
The U.S. flag is as much for the left and for those who don't feel the need to equate the flag with guns, war and profit, as it is for anybody else.
If the flag for some stands as a symbol of Jim Crow or Indian removal as much as it does for freedom, then engage in everyday resistance that changes the convential meaning of our flag to the symbol of a hopeful multi-ethnic Republic of care and concern for the lives of others.
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