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Happy Flag Day!

Fly your flags high and proud today while we celebrate the history of The American Flag!

The adoption of our flag happened on this day in 1777. Flag Day was officially established on today's date in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The longest running Flag Day celebrations are claimed by Fairfield, WA (1909 or 1910) and by Quincy, MA (1952).

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+Rodrigo D. You took an amazing photo of Old Glory! Thanks for sharing.

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Had to take a picture... It took me a while because she didn't wanna fly! But I wasn't disappointed.. This flag is GIGANTIC!! love it!
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You're welcome! Thank you very much! I love seeing it! Thank you for resharing! 
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Good Morning!

It's looking like a beautiful day out there so far. Enjoy!

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Stars & Stripes Forever
The History, Stories, and Memories of Our American Flag

...that’s what we’re reading. What about you?
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Standing the watch.
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Happy Memorial Day!
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Happy 4th of July!

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
--Abraham Lincoln

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#4thofJuly   #IndependenceDay  
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+jody Knight in a perfect world Jody... who wouldn't want that... I do... But it isn't meant to be. I think fighting those who do evil are worth fighting because it is for the greater good. Regardless of the race religion or creed... If evil is practiced, then they are no longer a safe part of the population of earth and should be eradicated from the roots. I don't consider exacting justice as a form of murder... It is protecting peace which includes freedom. Currently it is a movement of extremists that are claiming Islam and jihad... For them, they'd happily die to suppress those freedoms that you (and so many others including me) take for granted... You ever heard the saying "you don't know what you have till it's gone" ?... yeah... It's that serious... thank you for returning with a comment...
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Happy Saturday Night!

Sunset will be happening in the next few minutes. Getting those last views in before the flag retires for the night.

#PNW
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Beautiful
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Long May I Wave!
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Can you name 100 American #patriotic  tunes off the top of your head? We want to see how many you can come up with!

We'll start off - #1. The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

#sousa   #music   #americanmusic   #band   #bandgeek   #musiced   #armystrong   #armyvalues   #goarmy   #usarmy  
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Americans Love Their Flag

Americans love their flag. It is perhaps the ultimate expression of what it means to be an American. Regardless of political philosophy or opinion, the flag represents us all, and at the same time transcends any attempt to define its symbolism.

The “Stars and Stripes” was born on June 14, 1777, with a single, tersely worded sentence, “Resolved that the Flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

The entire meaning of the red, white, and blue was left freely to the imagination of the American people, with no specification given to the exact pattern or dimension until President Taft standardized the design in 1912. Nor has there ever been any government-ordained symbolism to believe in.

Americans took the flag to heart immediately. We constantly renew its meaning and importance in our lives. It is the most changed flag in the world, having been officially amended twenty-seven times. It is not a static thing. It is dynamic and alive.

Ours was the first to be termed a “national” flag. Before it, only kings and governments and armies had flags. But “Old Glory” belongs to a people, not a to a government. Even today, the British Union Jack technically belongs to the crown.

In addition to its obvious symbolism, that of thirteen states grown to fifty, yet one nation, Americans understand the flag in many different ways. Still, we believe in one flag, and how it defines us all. “E pluribus unum.” “Out of many, one.”

For Americans, the flag is much more than a piece of cloth. We keep it in our hearts. It is the story of who we are, what we believe in, and where we are going--a story that has not yet been fully written.

--David Martucci
President of the North American Vexillological Association (1998-2004)

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+The American Flag i appreciate it!
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How many Google +'s and shares can we get for this young American soldier?
Come on people. 
Lets blow Google+  up with this picture of this brave women who had the honor, courage and commitment to serve her country.
She did not run away from her sworn duty as a American soldier.  
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THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE FREEDOM... MAY GOD BLESS YOU....
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Introduction
Thank you for following The American Flag page on Google+

Here's what you'll find on this page:
  1. History of the American Flag
  2. American Flag photos from You, the community!
  3. U.S. Code regarding the American Flag
  4. Current news and information about the American Flag
  5. Information regarding related flags i.e., POW/MIA, Gadsden, previous U.S. Flags
If you're interested in purchasing an American Flag which has flown over the United States Capitol building please see the link below titled Capitol Flag Program. These flags must be ordered through your local representatives.

If you would like The American Flag page to share photos of your own flag please tag us in your posts or email us and we'll proudly re-share them!

The owner of this page is a U.S. Army veteran who served during the years of 1997-2000.
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