Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!

This is from Wiki:

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to proclaim officially the observance.

Well...that sorta explains why I DO NOT have the day of from work.

I found this link to be interesting as far as how the US Flag will be redesigned when more states are added.

Personally, I actually like this particular design myself for when we have 51 States:

I don't think I need to explain who American Dream here is or why I decided to put up her pic:

The same applies to Darth Vader:

And although Flag Day is an American Celebration, I see no reason why I can't put up images of other flags I am connected with:

Flag of India

Flag of the Mandalorians

Flag of the Galactic Empire

Flag of the New Republic

Flag of the United Federation of Planets

Hmm...I just realized that all those flags seem to be...quite similar in appearance.


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