Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Flag Resolution of 1777 - Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated:
“Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
Today is Flag Day, a celebration of the birth of our Nation's Flag.
Flag Day 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'.

Flag Day was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Today as you fly your Flag, remember what the Flag symbolizes. 

Remember the uncountable gallons of blood shed to preserve the ideas represented by the Flag.

You know that our government today does not represent what the Flag stands for and have in fact become the enemy of our Freedoms that it is supposed to protect.

Remember that you may be called to shed the blood of tyrants or spill your own blood in the future to keep the heart of Liberty alive. (you're preparing, right?)

I'm sure that most of you out there reading this blog already do this daily, but if you don't, on this Flag Day, fly it with another.

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