Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in the US, recognized both by statute and by Presidential proclamation. It's also National Flag Week, so be sure to follow the lead of El Jefe, as above, and display the flag sometime this week. On this date in 1777, the Second Continental Congress, by resolution, adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag of the United States.
ADDENDUM: 1777 was a hard year for the American rebels, until the Battle of Saratoga in October. The British blockade was biting, and money and supplies were tight; at least until the less and less covert French aid program got ramped-up in late 1777 and early 78. But when the year got started, both fearful Americans and hopeful British refered to 1777 as the "Year of the Hangman." Look at that date again and guess why. . .

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