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Today, June 14, is Flag Day! Be sure to check out photos of Old Glory from POPVOX users on our Pinterest page.
Here's a little history about our very own "Stars and Stripes". Flag Day was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to commemorate the Second Continental Congress's Flag Resolution of 1777, which determined the US flag have 13 stripes, alternating red and white, with 13 white stars in a blue field, representing a new Constellation. In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
The flag's colors have specific names too: Old Glory Red, White and Old Glory Blue (from the Standard Color Reference of America, according to the GSA).
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Issue Spotlight: American Flags
- HR 1344 The All-American Flag Act requires the purchase of domestically made flags of the USA for use by the Federal Government.
- HR 474 The Genuine American Flag Act prohibits the importation for sale of foreign-made flags of the USA.
- SJRes 19 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the US Constitution authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the US.
- HJRes 13 Proposing an amendment to the US Constitution giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the US.
- HR 926 The Fallen Heroes Flag Act provides Capitol-flown flags to the immediate family of fire fighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, and other rescue workers who are killed in the line of duty.
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Memorial Day is the only day in which flags are flown at half-staff for only part of the day -- to both honor the sacrifices of those who gave their lives and to inspire those who continue in their stead.
Photo credit: www.flaginsider.com
On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all. Source: Wikipedia
Hazel Lodevico-To'o has some more flag-flying tips for Memorial Day on the Glendora, CA Patch.
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