Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day

This is the first Official Flag of the United States of America, June 14, 1777.

This is that Flag that was displayed during all twelve of my elhi years.

Alaska was the 49th state and this became the official flag. It was displayed during my first year of teaching. in 1959.

Our current flag became official on July 4, 1960. The 50th star represents Hawaii.

There have been 27 official flags of the United States during the last 234 years.

You may view them at this site.

May the Red, White and Blue forever fly o'er the Land of the Free!


Lin said...

You're a grand ole flag,
you're a high flying flag,
and forever in peace may you wave....

You're the emblem of
the land I love,
the home of the free and the brave...

(Do you want me to continue?? I do a mean tap dance to this George M. classic as well) Hee! Hee!

Vee said...

Our flag is beautiful to me and represents so much for which I am grateful. May that always remain so!

Secondary Roads said...

. . . and the home of the brave.

It is a beautiful a symbol of our great nation. It is also an interesting history lesson.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I was in 6th and 7th grades when those last changes to the flag occurred. It seemed very historic, even to a kid.

vanilla said...

Lin, that I would like to see. ;-)

Vee, me, too, and amen!

Chuck, may we ever be mindful of what it represents.

Shark, some of us in the schools made a big deal of the new flags in 1959 and 1960.