Flag Day in the USA
Our American Flag
June 14 is designated as Flag Day In The USA
Our American Flag, the Stars and Stripes, was first designed and made by Betsy Ross. According to legend, she was asked to do this by George Washington. Our flag was officially adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 and the flag resolution was passed.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America adopted June 14 as Flag Day in 1907 and it is still a mandatory observance by all Elks Lodges across the United States. It was not until 1949 that Elk Harry S. Truman made the proclamation for June 14 to be a national observance for our nation's flag.
Photo: This photo was taken at our annual Freedom Fest in Pendleton SC in 2008 by Frank Breazeale
Will you be celebrating Flag Day this year?
Enjoy "Stars and Stripes Forever" While Scrolling Down This Lens - Patriotic Music for Flag Day in the USA
National March Song
The Marine Band playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" makes me want to get up and march.
Some Great Links to learn more about our American Flag and Flag Day - Mark your calendar for June 14 as Flag Day
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
Students Reciting Pledge of AllegiancePhoto Credit: AllPosters.com - click to purchase
Every American Learns The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America - and is proud to recite it
Pendleton SC Boy Scout Troop 94 leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at our Freedom Fest
Thank you to our Boy Scout Program
The Boy Scouts are taught Patriotism at an early age and do much in the community to promote it. Our community of Pendleton SC is very fortunate to have Cub Scout Pack 94 and Boy Scout Troop 94
You're A Grand Old Flag - You're a high flying Flag
Grand Ole Flag
Children marching waving the American Flag and also a Fireworks Display make this video a delight to watch..
What Happens On Flag Day?
Flag Day Observances will be occurring all across the United States of America
All observances of Flag Day will vary but they will all have the following things in common:Flag Raising CeremonyPledge of AllegianceSinging of National Anthem
Be a proud American and either attend a Flag Day Ceremony near you or be a participant. This is an important way for us, as Americans, to show our Patriotism.
Pendleton Elks Lodge performed a Flag Day Ceremony - June 14, 2009 on the historic Village Green in Pendleton SC
Each of the nine flags that have represented the USA were presented and explained. It was a most impressive ceremony.
Pendleton Elks Lodge's Flag Day Ceremony in Pendleton South Carolina - On June 14, 2009 the Pendleton Elks Lodge presented a very impressive ceremony
Part of the ceremony is on this YouTube video.
Jimmy Manley of Pendleton SC shared this information
Thank you, Jimmy for sharing this.
IN 1991, WHILE SERVING IN DESERT STORM, THE 1ST GULF WAR, I WROTE STROM THURMOND IN WASHINGTON,D.C. AND ASKED HIM TO SEND ME A FLAG TO FLY OVER OUR CAMP WHICH WAS LOCATEDNEAR THE KUWAIT BORDER. HE SENT THE FLAG. I STILL HAVE IT AND ON FLAG DAY I FLY THAT SAME FLAG IN STROM THURMOND'S HONOR. I PLAN TO DO THIS AS LONG AS I'AM ABLE.JIMMY L. MANLEYCOMMANDER: PENDLETON AMERICAN LEGIONJimmy Manley has published three books about the Civil War using the names of locals for the characters. Click his name to learn more about these books.
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