Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. First proclaimed by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and formally established by Congress in 1949, because it is not associated with a holiday day-off from work, it has been overshadowed by Memorial Day, with its parades and cook-outs.

From minor map flap on Cartophilia, Iraq-Pakistan Border, President Obama's 57-Star Flag lapel pin:

Happy Flag Day from Michael5000 and Cartophiliac!

UPDATE 6/15: An interesting coda to yesterday's holiday. This morning I read in the Dayton Daily News about a ceremony where over four thousand unserviceable American flags were honorably retired and destroyed by burning. This flag burning is not a protest:

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