Flag Day

June 14 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” as the flag of the United States. June 14 is also the birthday of the Army. Two years before the flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1777, Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies, taking the American continental army as the United States Army. The following selection describing Flag Day and its meaning appeared in various newspapers in the 1920s. It was subsequently written in Pre-anniversary Gregg in the June 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer.

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  1. What a nice essay, easy to read and quite descriptive. Seems strange the plate did not use a reverse circle in the phrase "to honor" and some phrases like "to set aside" would not have occurred to me, but as stated it was a very pleasant and enjoyable article to pursue. Thanks for posting it!

  2. You're welcome! "Honor" is written with the r instead of the reversed circle in pre-anniversary (same as "motor").

    I find it interesting that Google did not produce a little graphic for Flag Day, even though they have commemorated "important" dates such as the "79th Anniversary of the First Drive-In Movie" on June 6 of this year. Bing had a nice picture of the flags at Rockefeller Center in New York City. June 14 is one of those forgotten dates, and this article is just a reminder.

  3. Thanks for posting this. My parents always remembered Flag Day when my sisters and I were kids (still do, too), so I'm not likely to forget, but even then many people had never heard of it.

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