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Today is Flag Day.....Fly it Proudly!!!! :)

Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/06/14 11:46:25
Today is Flag Day!


Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our
flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence
and our unity as a nation.....one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag
has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought
by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly
on the surface of the moon.


As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation,
and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!


Properly Display Our Flag


There is a right way and a wrong way to display the flag. The American
flag should be held in the highest of regards. It represents our nation and
the many people who gave their lives for our country and our flag. Here are
the basics on displaying the American flag:



  • The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.

  • In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always,
    raise and lower it ceremoniously.

  • The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.

  • The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.

  • After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It's
    called "half staff" on land ,and "half mast" on a ship.

  • When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field , or "union",
    is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).

  • The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag
    and other flags fly below it.

  • The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue
    field are always on the left.
  • Flying the American flag upside down is indeed a type of SOS signal. Section 8a of the United States Flag Code states, "The
    flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal
    of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

  • Never let your flag touch the ground, never...period.

  • Fold your flag when storing. Don't just stuff it in a drawer or box.

  • When your flag is old and has seen better days, it is time
    to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it
    in the trash.


Did you Know? There is a very special ceremony for retiring the flag
by burning it. It is a ceremony everyone should see.Your local Boy Scout
group knows the proper ceremony and performs it on a regular basis. If you
have an old flag, give it to them. And, attend the ceremony.




Famous Flag People:


Betsy Ross was a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington.
In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country's first flag
and the rest is history.


Francis Scott Key Inspired by the British bombardment of Fort McHenry,
Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to our national anthem as he witnessed
the event as British rockets whizzed in the air while our American Flag flew
in the breeze


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  • Charu ∞... Barefoo... 2012/06/14 21:32:37
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +6
    Hey Sis! Thanks and awesome fireworks for the day and the Pledge! :) {{{{HUGS}}}}
  • Barefoo... Charu ∞... 2012/06/14 21:33:19
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +6
    (((HUGZ)))♥
  • Charu ∞... Barefoo... 2012/06/14 22:22:07
  • will 2012/06/14 19:23:28
  • Charu ∞... will 2012/06/14 21:33:02
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +5
    Yes! Thanks Will :)
  • will Charu ∞... 2012/06/15 02:54:28
    will
    +2
    Your welcome
  • Charu ∞... will 2012/06/15 02:57:40
  • will Charu ∞... 2012/06/15 03:06:07
    will
    +3
    Checked out your profile been a while since i heard this song
    :)

    "We Didn't Start The Fire"


    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

    Rosenbergs, H Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dancron
    Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalid...


































































    Checked out your profile been a while since i heard this song
    :)

    "We Didn't Start The Fire"


    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

    Rosenbergs, H Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dancron
    Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide
    Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
    Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

    U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
    Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Hemingway, Eichman, Stranger in a Strange Land
    Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

    Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
    Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

    Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
    J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
    Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
    Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
    Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

    Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
    Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
    Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
    Rock and Roll, cola wars, I can't take it anymore

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    But when we are gone
    It will still burn on and on and on and on
    And on and on and on and on...

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it
    (more)
  • Charu ∞... will 2012/06/15 03:16:42
  • safari 2012/06/14 19:12:22
    safari
    +7
    Nice blog nana - :)

    american flags
  • Charu ∞... safari 2012/06/14 21:33:38
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +5
    Thank you Safari! Love all the flags together! :D
  • Jahson Salim 2012/06/14 18:40:30
  • Charu ∞... Jahson ... 2012/06/14 21:35:44 (edited)
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +3
    Sorry, I am sure you are trying to be cute here.
  • Jahson ... Charu ∞... 2012/09/13 22:24:44
    Jahson Salim
    No, Im being honest to myself. I would respect you if you would do the same!
  • Charu ∞... Jahson ... 2012/09/14 01:13:52
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    I am honest with myself.
  • Jahson ... Charu ∞... 2012/09/14 02:31:04
    Jahson Salim
    oh, I was sure you were just trying to be cute.
  • Charu ∞... Jahson ... 2012/09/14 02:40:26
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    Well you were wrong.
  • Jahson ... Charu ∞... 2012/09/14 02:45:44 (edited)
    Jahson Salim
    Just as you were, I quess. I do know that im flying the flag of my choice
  • Charu ∞... Jahson ... 2012/09/14 03:25:18
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    on American soil
  • Jahson ... Charu ∞... 2012/11/13 18:09:40
    Jahson Salim
    Wherever!
  • Charu ∞... Jahson ... 2012/11/13 19:24:33
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    HAHAHAHAHA....Just now catching up?!?!?!
    TWO MONTHS......
    Run out of smoke dude?
    LOSER
  • Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWC... 2012/06/14 18:07:53
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +12
    Every day, 365 days a year is Flag Day at our house........and will continue as long as there's breath in me and I'm able to fly it......Red Skelton said it best in 1976.....

    .
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/14 18:29:23
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +7
    OMG Deere! That is totally awesome and humbling...I had goosebumps and tears rolling down my cheeks! What a wise teacher, too bad we don't them like him anymore.
    Thank you my friend! {{{{HUGS}}}}
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/14 18:31:30
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    Welcome.........I Loved it......amazing how what he said is coming true today......because it has god in it, they want to remove it from public schools......
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/14 21:36:22
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +6
    I know Deere that is why I had weteyes. :(
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/15 15:30:29
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    The man was a genius......he predicted what the PC people would do..even in 1976........
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/15 17:18:53
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +2
    Yes he did...too bad the rest of us did not see it coming. :(
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/15 19:15:03
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I Know.......Very sad.......Now I see Obama has given amnesty to all young illegal immigrants........The man will go to any extreme to garner votes......he needs impeaching......
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/15 23:41:47
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +2
    He can't give them amnesty...only Congress can do that.....I totally agree he needs to be impeach and he is a vote ho.
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/16 04:25:23
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Hopefully he'll get it on November 6.........
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/16 04:39:03
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    I am having faith.
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/18 02:05:39
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    So am I:-)
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/18 18:56:34
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/19 01:42:22
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Always loved the wink:-)
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/19 05:37:45
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    Thank you Deere! :)
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/19 14:40:05
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/19 15:12:52
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/19 21:29:26
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Velcome:-)
  • Charu ∞... Deere G... 2012/06/20 00:06:38
  • Deere G... Charu ∞... 2012/06/20 15:23:57

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