Closing Thought–14Jun17

Keep It Flyin’!

Today is the 242nd birthday of the US Army…….

On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress passed the following resolution:
Resolved, That six companies of expert riflemen [sic], be immediately raised in Pennsylvania, two in Maryland, and two in Virginia; … [and] that each company, as soon as completed [sic], shall march and join the army near Boston, to be there employed as light infantry, under the command of the chief Officer in that army.
With this resolution, the Continental Congress adopted the New England Army of Observation, making it a “continental” army — a united colonial fighting force — that could represent all 13 colonies with the addition of the troops from the three middle colonies. The Continental Army thus became America’s first national institution.

Know the history of the US Army………

Source: The History Reader – A History Blog from St. Martins Press

Today is Flag Day and since none of the “patriotic” toads on the Right will acknowledge the day it falls to me, a no account lib, according to them…..and since most of the “patriots” that fly the flag do not do it properly….I thought I would help with a refresher course…..

The article below has a short vid on the proper display….maybe it would help if it is watched before attempting to show their “patriotism”…….

The first celebration of the U.S. Flag’s birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. However, it is believed that the first annual recognition of the flag’s birthday dates back to 1885 when school teacher, BJ Cigrand, first organized a group of Wisconsin school children to observe June 14 – the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as the Flag’s Birthday. Cigrand, now known as the ‘Father of Flag Day,’ continued to publically advocate the observance of June 14 as the flag’s ‘birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’ for years.

Just a few years later the efforts of another school teacher, George Balch, led to the formal observance of ‘Flag Day’ on June 14 by the New York State Board of Education. Over the following years as many as 36 state and local governments began adopted the annual observance. For over 30 years Flag Day remained a state and local celebration.

In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until August 3rd, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Source: Flag Day & Flag Etiquette | Military.com

For the full code please read……

Source: The U.S. Flag Code: Proper Flag Etiquette | Lifescript.com

Have a great day……tomorrow’s stuff is in the making….chuq

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4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–14Jun17

  1. Until my 10th year, I lived mostly on U.S. Army bases, the son of a ‘lifer’, a Master Sergeant, who spent 20 years in service. As such, I knew the Flag Code by heart before the age of 8. Even when I lost my blind patriotism for a set of ideals that no longer is in existence in this country, I retained my respect for the flag, and the ideas it represents… Now, I feel mostly sad about it, as you’re correct in your assessment that few left show the proper sort of respect, for they know so little of why it should be shown….

    For me, now, it’s another day to celebrate my dad’s life, which I am trying to emulate, at least the part about living with honor….

    Enjoy the day, bro….

    gigoid, the dubious

    😎

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