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A Day of Its Own - Today is Flag Day

A Day of Its Own - Today is Flag Day

Betsy RossHere’s a bit of history of our flag and this special day that we celebrate these United States of America:

 

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. 

 


USA Flag 2967On June 14, 1777, John Adams, in a meeting with the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, 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." Stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union and after 27 official versions of the flag, our current flag dates back to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state in the Union. 

 

USA Flag 1960

 

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation, establishing a nationally observed event, Flag Day, on the anniversary of the the Flag Resolution of 1777.  On August 3, 1949, an Act of Congress finally designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.  

 

Commemorating the adoption of the Stars & Stripes as our official flag, Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying Old Glory in front of our homes and businesses.

 


 

Celebrate the American flag today…and every day…as a symbol of our country's democracy and independence. Join me in saluting the flag to celebrate and honor these great United States of America. 

 

American Flag

  


 

 

Take 2 minutes for a little flag etiquette reminder...

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 31 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • June 14 2018 05:23AM

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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS,

What a wonderful occasion to celebrate our heritage and honor our wonderful United States of America! I just bought a new flag for Memorial Day and will fly it proudly today!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 7 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS a piece of history that we all learned in elementary school.... and we celebrated Flag Day....I wonder how much of it is taught and celebrated today in our schools....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 7 days ago

Debe-Thank you for sharing this bit of our flags history and what they do to old worn flags. Happy flag day. 

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 7 days ago

Good morning Debe. Can you remember the days when the vast majority respected the flag? It has been some time! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 7 days ago

Yes, it certainly is, Dorie Dillard! I too, have my flag flying proudly. 

Have a terrific Thursday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

You know, Barbara Todaro, I wonder that often as well. It seems there are bits of history that is being eliminated in school these days and it just makes no sense at all. We learn so much from history, don't we?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Isn't that a great video, Sharon Lee?! 

I hope you're doing well and having a terrific Thursday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Good Morning, Wayne Martin! You know it was years before I realized that EVERYONE didn't? It's just incomprehensible to me to think that you can live somewhere so wonderful and not be ever-so thankful for all that you have by showing respect to the very thing that represents this wonderful country!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

I remember learning flag etiquette in school, but I wonder if it is still taught in the schools these days.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 7 days ago

Debe,

What a lovely post honoring Flag Day!  I hope that many look at the video and learn the etiquette!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 days ago

Hello, Debe, Happy Flag Day! Thanks for sharing a great information to learn about flag day. Have a Nice Day!

Posted by James Grant 7 days ago

Always happy to read about our flags history. Happy Flag Day Debe!

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 7 days ago

Debe, thanks for sharing the history of our flag and the video.  Mine is enjoying the gulf breeze right now :) Happy Flag Day!

Posted by Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co (239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty ) 7 days ago

Hi Debe- and I too wonder along with Brian England if Flag etiquette is taught in schools anymore. Thank you for helping us honor this day by sharing your flag information. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 7 days ago

Debe thank you for the history lesson.

Happy Flag Day!!!

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 7 days ago

Debe, Thanks for sharing the video of  flag etiquette.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) 7 days ago

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS I am enjoying all of the lovely Flag Day posts today, and yours is wonderful my friend!

 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 7 days ago

I remember that as well, Brian England and you know, I wonder the same thing about whether it is still taught in schools!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Thank you, Ron and Alexandra Seigel! I hope you both had a delightful day!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

And, same to you, James Grant! I hope you have a fabulous Friday! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Same here, JL Boney, III - I enjoy reading about it as well, I hope you had a wonderful day too! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Ahh, now THAT is the kind of Flag Day I'm talking about, Ellie Penaranda! ENJOY! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Thank you, Kathy Streib! It's doubtful but, since I don't attend or have little ones in school any longer, I can't say for sure!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

You're so welcome, George Souto! Happy Flag Day to you as well!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

You're quite welcome Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®! I hope you had a most enjoyable day!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

And, I enjoyed reading yours as well, Lisa Von Domek!

I hope you have a fabulous Friday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 days ago

Morning Debe.

Yes ma'am I surely know my flag rules.  I was taught early,  have never forgot them

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 6 days ago

Same here, James! It's that military upbringing!

Have a great weekend...

James Dray 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 days ago

Debe I am not trying to step on your post but when I saw Brian England  comment I had to step in... let me tell you I have three neighbors one across the street and two next to me, neither one put out their flags.... it appeared to me they were oblivious to Flag Day.... when at the major Holidays I put out the flag Diane and I laugh will you shame them into putting it out... most of the time I do... so with that said I doubt if they teach it since they do not even know it...is my take, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 6 days ago

I agree, it's so sad to think this is likely not taught in school too, Endre Barath, Jr.! There is a LOT of history that is not being taught, from my understanding and it's all sad. How on earth do we pass along patriotism and also avoid making the same historical mistakes if these things are not taught to our future generations?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 days ago

Celebrating Flag Day - every day of the year

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 days ago

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