Archive for the ‘Flag Day’ Category

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A Flag For a Season – or a Reason?

A flag for the holiday season? This might seem like a classic “Christmas Tree” flag, but in fact, it is an historic American flag, first appearing around 1775.  Oddly enough, it is known as “The Pine Tree Flag” or... Read more
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United Nations Day

October 24 is United Nations Day, so designated in 1948 to honor the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945.  The United Nations emblem on the flag represents its ultimate goal: world peace.  The olive branches,... Read more
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George W – Who Knew?

The face of George Washington, on the flag of the state of Washington, is known to most Americans (who remember American History 101). But George plays a part – albeit much more obscure – in the history of another U.S.flag: the... Read more
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The Flag of China – An Unusual History

On this day, October 1, 1949, the first flag of the newly founded People’s Republic of China was adopted and hoisted on a pole overlooking Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.  The flag was actually chosen as the result of a competition... Read more
Dont Give Up the Ship

Don’t Give Up the Ship!

It could be a contemporary political slogan, but in fact, it is a famous phrase uttered by the dying Captain of the USS Chesapeake, during the War of 1812. Captain James Lawrence lay mortally wounded aboard his ship, in the... Read more
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Labor Day: Honoring American Workers

It is ironic that today, amidst talk of the need for jobs and WORK, there is an effort to diminish, if not destroy, the foundation of early American workers and the “founders” of Labor Day – the labor unions.  Perhaps politicians and... Read more
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The First State of the Union

On this day, July 24, 1913, Delaware officially adopted its current flag.  But it is a date more than 125 years earlier for which Delaware is more often remembered and honored. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first... Read more
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Where in the world . . . ?

On this day, June 27, in 1977, the country of Djibouti hoisted its flag as an independent country.  From 1894 until that date, Djibouti had been a territory of France.  Where in the world is Djibouti? It is a... Read more
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Don’t forget FLAG DAY!

FLAG DAY – JUNE 14:   Flag Day was first observed in 1877, honoring the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.  The 1777 Congressional resolution, approved by the... Read more
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New Feature for Your Flag Display

Does your U.S. flag get tangled and wrapped any time the wind comes up?  There’s no longer a need for old-fashioned flag unfurlers. A new product is now available from All the Kings’ Flags. Get your flag display ready... Read more