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Flag Day (US)

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.”

~ Continental Congress on June 14, 1777

Happy Birthday to the American Flag! The flag of the United States goes by different names – The Stars and Stripes; The Red, White, and Blue; Old Glory; and The Star-Spangled Banner. Regardless of what it is called, the American flag is one of the most recognizable symbols of any country in the world, and the inspiration for the United States' national anthem. The first official national flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Each star represented a state and each stripe represented the 13 colonies that declared independence from Great Britain. The colors of the flag were inherited from British flags and have no official meaning. Since the founding of the United States in 1776, there have been 27 different versions of the flag featuring the stars and stripes. Each new flag represented the addition of one or more states as the United States grew westward. Flag Day celebrations often include fireworks, parades, and ceremonies. 🎉 🎂 🇺🇸 ❤️ 🤍 💙

Notes from the Scottish Registry of tartans:

Designed in response to an idea put forward by Mr JC Thomson in 1974, that there should be an identifying tartan for American St Andrews and Caledonian societies. Where the lighter stripes cross each other in the dark blue, there is an effect of the stars of the American flag. The thirteen alternate red and white stripes appear in the full sett of the tartan. This tartan started life as the American Bi-Centennial but was then modified and the name changed to American St Andrews Societies.

Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in Fairfield, Washington.  Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918 and 2020, and celebrated the centennial parade in 2010, along with other commemorative events. Appleton, Wisconsin, claims to be the oldest National Flag Day parade in the nation, held annually since 1950.

Quincy, Massachusetts, has had an annual Flag Day parade since 1952 and claims that it "is the longest-running parade of its kind" in the U.S.  From 1967 to 2017, the largest Flag Day parade was held annually in Troy, New York, which based its parade on the Quincy parade and typically drew 50,000 spectators.  In addition, the Three Oaks, Michigan, Flag Day Parade is held annually on the weekend of Flag Day and is a three-day event. It claims to have the largest flag day parade in the nation as well as the oldest

For more on Flag Day and Flag etiqutte, click the poster commemorating the 140th Flag Day on June 14, 1917.

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