Flag Day Facts—The Flag Waves For All Americans
June 14 is Flag Day in the United States.
The U.S. Flag is a symbol for all Americans.
I’m old enough to recall when Republican George H.W. Bush claimed that his opponent in the 1988 presidential race, Mike Dukakis, did not want to pledge allegiance to the flag.
The suggestion that the flag was more the symbol of one specific political party or political viewpoint was repulsive.
(Above–Betsy Ross knits a flag while a colonial creep leers at her.)
Yet for all the calls for patriotism we’ve heard from conservatives over the years, it was far-right Texas Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry who suggested that Texas might have reason to leave the federal union.
From that link—
“The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag 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’.”
Betsy Ross was a successful woman in many respects. Please click here to read about her life.
Is Betsy Ross the mother of the U.S. Flag? Please click here and see what you think.
I can write this blog post, but it is up to you learn the things you would like to know.
If you allow others to define your past, they will most likely use that power to screw-up your future.
Many nations have a flag day. Please click here to see what nations have a flag day and on what day it is observed.