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Flag Day 2010

14 June 2010 @ 20:05

On 14 June 1777, the Marine Committee of the Congress of the newly formed United States Of America passed the following resolution:

Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternative red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.

Since that day, 14 June has been known as Flag Day in America.

Many of the good folks on the right side of the Blogosphere have posted tributes to Old Glory today [try finding one on the Left side], but the best by far is the one done by Lipton T. Bagg over at Viewed From The Right.  He’s put together a great posting that contains ‘a great combination of history, reverence and of course, Rule 5’ and also links to a good number of the other bloggers who’ve done tributes to the Stars And Stripes..

Please do take the time to click here and check out Lipton’s fine work.

Speaking of Flag Day Rule 5 [you knew I couldn’t resist]…

That flag at the top of this posting is the actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to compose The Star Spangled Banner.  Over at Michelle Malkin’s place, guest blogger Val Prieto has posted the full set of lyrics to our national anthem.

  1. Mrs. Kissell permalink
    14 June 2010 @ 20:47 20:47

    It is my understanding that “americanwoman-560.jpg” is Czech. (?) Perhaps she achieved US Citizenship?

  2. 15 June 2010 @ 00:34 00:34

    I know you’re old enough to remember the end of one of the skits from Hee-Haw that ended “saaaalute!”
    There you have it.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      15 June 2010 @ 07:57 07:57

      I prefer to think of my self as ‘aged’…you know, like a fine bourbon. I can be reached at BR-5-49.

      • Lipton T. Bagg permalink
        15 June 2010 @ 19:51 19:51

        The only number I can remember like that is WEbster 8-3000. I think it was a carpet company in Los Angeles in the 1960s, but for some reason has been stuck in the cobwebs of my mind….

        (Thinking if you are not old enough to remember these days, you have no freakin’ idea what a rotary phone is…)

        • bobbelvedere permalink*
          15 June 2010 @ 20:52 20:52

          My number when I was a kid was DUnkirk-9-9390. Hell, I even remember milk being delivered to our doors. I feel old.


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