Friday, June 12, 2015

Flag Day! -Postcard Friendship Friday #270

After the Declaration of independence was signed, Americans decided to choose a flag to celebrate their freedom.  On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design for a flag.  From that day forward, June 14, became known as Flag Day.  

At first the idea was to add a star and a stripe for each new state .  But as more states joined, folks soon realized the flag would become way too large and cumbersome.  So, in 1818, the American flag was restricted to its original 13 stripes, with a single star to be added upon the field of blue, for each new state.  

Flag Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine.  It is also my birthday!  When I was a little kid, I thought the flags were put out for me.  As it is, I love history and the story behind Flag Day makes me smile.

Have a beautiful weekend, dear Friends. Thank you for dropping by, Happy Flag Day and Postcard Friendship Friday, too!

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Ulta58 said...

Z okazji Urodzin ,życzę Tobie dużo zdrowia ,wiele szczęśliwych dni,spełnienia marzeń i sukcesów zawodowych.Tak bym chciała wiedzieć o Tobie więcej,w Twoich wpisach jest tyle ciepła.Pozdrawiam ULA z Polski.Trzymaj się cieplutko.

Irene said...

I'd like to say what Ulta said, but I don't have a Polish keyboard and it ends all underlined in red. But I'll say Happy Birthday dear, dear, Beth, love the card. Happy Flag Day.

Maria said...

Dear Beth,

I wanted to link up but the linky is now closed. I've been thinking of you and your sister Clytie! Belated Happy Birthday and Happy 4th of July.

Love from Asia,