Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Flag Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #361

This coming Wednesday is June 14--Flag Day!  I have love seeing all the flags waving from the sidewalks and buildings on that day.  When I was a little girl, I actually thought the flags were put out especially to celebrate my birthday!  Imagine how disappointed I was when I realized that wasn't so.  But I still love the way the flags look on Flag Day. 

The idea of a yearly day to honor the American Flag originated in 1885, when 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, this innovate teacher continued to advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

 For 30 years, on June 14th local and state celebrations unofficially celebrated Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.  The holiday was officially establishedby the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. But 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.

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

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