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As I write here every year on Flag Day, on this day I wear the American flag pin my beloved father, an immigrant from Greece who came through Ellis Island in 1916, gave me.  This gift is obviously very special to me, as it was for him.

 

He loved the United States and he wanted me to show my love for my country, too. 

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@golding76 wrote:

As I write here every year on Flag Day, on this day I wear the American flag pin my beloved father, an immigrant from Greece who came through Ellis Island in 1916, gave me.  This gift is obviously very special to me, as it was for him.

 

He loved the United States and he wanted me to show my love for my country, too. 


I love that, @golding76 


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This is a horrible photo, but I see these two flags every time I return home from work.  Depending on which airport I leave from, I pass by them when I return from traveling and  they are a very visual reminder that I am home.  They bring me peace and happiness.

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I really love these two flags.

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Sunday is Flag Day

Do you know the flag's history? According to American legend, in June 1776, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, to create a flag for the new nation in anticipation of a declaration of its independence.

On June 14, 1777, John Adams spoke about the flag at a meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He said, "Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." There have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag so far; stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union. The current version dates to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state.

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. 

 
 
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I have a friend who's father has passed away, and at a ripe old age, but when she was a child, his birthday was today (Flag Day), and he told his kids for years that all the flags everywhere on display were for his birthday, and wasn't is so nice of everyone to recognize his special day that way, flying all those flags!! LOL

 

She said they believed him till they were in their teens! 

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To hckynut, why do you only fly the flag 352 days a year and not 365? Just wondering.

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@Mominohio   My father used to tell us the same thing and we thought he was really special, which he was of course!!

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Stand for our Flag.

Salute our Flag.

Never treat it as just a piece of cloth.

Always remember its meaning.

Always remember the sacrifices that were made to see it stand.

Honor it. Honor it for what it stands for and still stands for.

Never do anything, for any reason to disrespect it.

Honor this Country and Honor the Flag of this remarkable nation of ours.