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Flag Day in the USA

Updated on February 9, 2018

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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.

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 LEGION

Jimmy 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.

Pendleton Elks Lodge presents Flag Day Ceremony - June 11,2011 on the Village Green in Pendleton SC at 10 am

Flag Day Ceremony
Flag Day Ceremony

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    • Vortrek Grafix profile image

      Vortrek Grafix 

      4 years ago

      I'm sure we are all very appreciative of living in a wonderful nation such as the US of A. And yet one gets caught up in the daily hustle & bustle of the American work\life. So it's always good to step back for a moment and reflect upon what America and it's proud flag represent. Bravo!

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      Gregory Moore 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I wish that more people would fly the flag on a regular basis, not just Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Excellent lens. We absolutely need to continue to honor our veterans and our flag still stands for something substantial.

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      TedWritesStuff 

      5 years ago

      There is about as much fact in Betsy Ross designing and making the first flag as the photo of GI's raising the flag at Iwo Jima. It is at best faction and at worst downright fiction. But any propaganda during wartime, especially if you are victorious, lives as fact. Never truer is the statement that in war, the winners write the history books.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Retuning to congratulate you for having this patriotic beauty receiving a very partriotic Flag Day feature!

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      goldenrulecomics 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      We fly the flag every day. Nice lens

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      moonlitta 

      5 years ago

      Though we were taught about the Flag Day, we were not told more facts like the one about Betsy Ross, so I learned something new today:)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Thank you.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Love this lens, Nancy. In case you haven't noticed, I fly the flag every day.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great information about Flag Day. My son always did something special on Flag Day when he was younger. Loved that!

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      BabyGirl1940 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens. I enjoyed reading it.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Popping in to bless this lens - I'll never forget Flag Day, because, of course, of it's patriotic importance, but also because it's my grandfather's birthday!

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      rallo-smith 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. I am proud to be a part of any and all patriotic celebration.

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      biglnet 

      6 years ago

      Love the history.

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      gypsyman27 lm 

      6 years ago

      I enjoyed your Flag Day page, I hope you are enjoying this Flag Day. I am an injured veteran, but I was never a flag waver. I am quietly proud to be an American, and I think I have proved that fact. See you around the galaxy...

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      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      vinodkpillai lm 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens - I felt inspired and informed and thoroughly enjoyed going through this lens - especially the videos. Thanks!

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      KimGiancaterino 

      6 years ago

      Happy flag day!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love the patriotic music!

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      ohcaroline 

      6 years ago

      My most earnest prayer is that we never, ever lose our American freedoms that so many courageous people fought for.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, loved being part of your celebrations on Squidoo for flag day and thanks for sharing your great day with us. Blessed

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      mary-humphrey 

      6 years ago

      what a great lens..it captures the American spirit very well

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      dwnovacek 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful Lens - Angel Blessed!

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      Debi Jones 

      6 years ago from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

      Great lens! An amazing day to remind people of our heritage and the importance of protecting and preserving what it stands for!

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      candy47 

      6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      XODM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. Today is flag day!

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      joannalynn lm 

      6 years ago

      I never tire of seeing the history of the American Flag. Each flag tells its own unique history of our wonderful country. I have spent time in many other countries, and we are so very fortunate.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Happy Flag Day.

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      bossypants 

      6 years ago

      Happy FLag Day 2012. I enjoyed your lens with all the wonderful depictions of our flag!

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      coincrazy98 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! We proudly display a large flag in front of our home year round!

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      Susan300 

      6 years ago

      *Angel Blessed* :) Happy Flag Day 2012!

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      Alethia LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens with some fantastic information! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Judy Filarecki 

      6 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Appreciated the lens. Thanks for sharing

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      Edwinrocks 

      6 years ago

      great lense...

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      FashionMommy 

      6 years ago

      Great lens with a lot of good information.

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      VaBeachMatthew 

      6 years ago

      Cool lense... Thanks ;)

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      microfarmproject 

      6 years ago

      Thank you! I didn't know that the holiday originated with the Elks.

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      carolinarobin 

      6 years ago

      I am in South Carolina Too!

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      Millionairemomma 

      6 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      surfer1969 lm 

      6 years ago

      Really great lens.

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      Brandi 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Great lens! I'd love to add this to my Celebrate America lens, if that's okay! :)

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      Monica Ranstrom 

      6 years ago

      Love Starts and Strips Forever! I love when the community puts the small flags in everyone's yard. Nice lens.

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      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent information on Flag Day. It seems weird now for me having been granted citizenship but then moving back to the UK because of visa issues with my fiancée (now wife). No flag day here, now 4th July or Thanksgiving, it's odd after 15 years of being American to be back home and being a dual citizen.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      I come back to see the evolution of this lens which is so beautiful and I always learn some new facts.Thanks for a great tribute to our flag.

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      CruiseReady 

      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      What a wonderful lens. So glad you made it!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @TransplantedSoul: I think it is correct. It reads 17 days 10 hrs. Wouldn't that be right? Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      TransplantedSoul 

      6 years ago

      A good lense. You might want to check your countdown timer - is does not appear to be correct.

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      bensen32 lm 

      6 years ago

      great lens, you have been featured on my stars and stripes lens

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Its just over a year since I was here and am pleased to return with fresh angel dust.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      This is a great lens for kids education, angel blessings sent on you way.It is also the love of history, town, traditions, and patriotism.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Flag Day in America - and its community celebrations - is always a good reminder of the wonderful Patriotism of this great country of ours.

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      Michelle Collins 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I added this to my Patriotic Clip Art lens. Great job!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Flag Day is only 31 days and 14 hours away, I love the count down module for events. You never fail to stir patriotism in us!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @ChrisDay LM: The date of Flag Day in the USA is consistent across the United States on June 14 but sometimes it is celebrated on the weekend day before.

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      I'm in England, so this is mostly new to me. It seems odd that it is not a consistent holiday across the USA.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Our town does not have a Flag Day ceremony, but we always make sure our flag at home is waving high and tell the children why it is so important. Thanks for a lovely lens!

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      kab 

      8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Happy Flag Day!!!!

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      VarietyWriter2 

      8 years ago

      Being a proud American, I surely do appreciate this lens. Beautiful tribute. Leaving Angel Blessings :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      Pendleton celebrates it's patriotism with this American Flag lens.Lensrolled to Wardsboro 4th of July Celebration where we proudly fly the American Flag.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      We had a John Phillip Sousa LP that we played many times growing up, so listening to Stars and Stripes Forever brought back some memories of days gone by. One thing I particularly enjoyed working in the school system the last couple years was doing the Pledge with students every morning. Nice work here and a delight to visit!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love this red, white, and blue lens! Returning the lensroll to my "Why is the American Flag Red, White, and Blue?" lens. (Thanks!)

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      Mountainside-Crochet 

      9 years ago

      Lovely tribute to Flag Day, patriotism, and all our flag and country stand for. Long may it wave!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to mbgphoto] Thank you for visiting.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Well done lens! Thanks for a great tribute! 5*

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      A beautiful lens about our flag. Well done!

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 

      9 years ago

      Yes, people around my towns fly the flag and have parades.

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 

      9 years ago

      Yes, people around my towns fly the flag and have parades.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to awelldressedbullet] Oh I am so excited to see you on my comments, Kathy. I have missed you!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      What a fabulous lens Nancy! So patriotic, I just loved it! PS - thanks for missing me * grin * - Kathy

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      Service 

      9 years ago

      Great Lens, I have added you as a special selected lens in the US group at http://www.squidoo.com/groups/us-lenses, you also got a 5. See my Lensography for more of my groups to join.

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      Rich 

      9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Great lens, fabulously presented!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Spook] Thank you, Spook. I hope you can get back to the USA and visit us someday! That would be super!

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      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      Well done Nancy. I'm not American, but have always loved that magnificent country and loved my visit there and have a great friend there who has out of his own pocket paid for my eldest daughter and my son to stay with him in Delaware. He is a poor man who just has a big heart. As they say, God bless America.

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      EpicFarms 

      9 years ago

      Wonderful lens and a great holiday choice! Well done :o)

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great lens. Even when this country is at it's worse. It makes me feel patriotic.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      9 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful lens!Thanks for sharingLizzy

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      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      I love this lens! Lenrolling to my July 4th and other holiday lenses! God Bless America!

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      AlisonMeacham 

      9 years ago

      Wonderful lens Nancy!

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      Jimmie Quick 

      9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      This is a great example of how you can merge Pendleton with other topics. Great lens, Nancy!

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      Lee Hansen 

      9 years ago from Vermont

      God Bless America! Fly the flag proudly, and salute it when it passes by. Lensrolled to Memorial Day-Decoration Day.

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      Tarra99 

      9 years ago

      Great holiday lens!

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      LakeMom 

      9 years ago

      Great lens! Can't wait to see what you add!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to kab] Wow. Take lots of pictures and I would love to post them here if you will share or are you going to make a lens about it?

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      kab 

      9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I celebrate by going to the nation's largest Flag Day parade in Troy, NY.

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      sittonbull 

      9 years ago

      I'll never forget the anger and disgust I felt the first time I saw people disrespecting our flag and our National Anthem at a football game. It used to be an uncommon thing to see. I was taught at an early age by my parents, school and scouts and later at The Citadel and in the Army to always respect and honor our flag and all that America stood for. The inmates are running the asylum today when our government and the supreme court allows all kinds of disgraceful public messages, but disallows the "Pledge of Allegiance" in our public schools, and disallows and desecrates the Lord's name & scriptures in Federal buildings, etc ad nauseum. Thank you Ohme for your support of our Flag, our Town & Country and the time proven principles our country was founded on. God Bless America!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Heather426] Thank you Heather and I am lensrolling to your lens about your Dad.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to GrowWear] Thank you MiMi and Michey. I appreciate your stopping by.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      as always, a great lens from you. Lensrolling to my lens about my father, My Dad, My Hero. He would have loved it.

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      Michey LM 

      9 years ago

      This is a great lens Nancy, I like the idea that Boy Scouts are learning patriotism at early age. I fav, 5*, lensroll to my patriotic lens "Tea Party History".regardsMichey

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      GrowWear 

      9 years ago

      Yet another wonderful lens from you, Nancy! I'm feeling all patriotic, now. :D

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Momtothezoo] Thank you for the nice comment and unfortunately you are right about the lack of attention that some pay to our precious flag. I have recently become a charter member of our Pendleton Elks Lodge and patriotism is a very important part of that organization.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 

      9 years ago

      Cohan's "Grand Old Flag" is one of my favorite songs. One of the things I love when I am on base at Patrick at noon is standing at attention wherever I am, on the corner of a street or in the middle of a parking lot, as the loudspeaker plays Our National Anthem. It concerns me when I attend a high school football game and see the teenagers laughing and playing around on the stands during its music. Our children are not being taught as we were...to really appreciate all that we have under this wonderful flag. This is a wonderful lens, Nancy. Thank you so much! My husband would truly appreciate it.

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      seashell2 

      9 years ago

      Great job! Nice work!

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      bdkz 

      9 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      Joan4 

      9 years ago

      Great lens idea! I don't think people celebrate Flag Day as much as in the past! A great holiday to be boosted!

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