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Saturday, June 13, 2015

FLAG DAY -- JUNE 14 -- A DAY TO HONOR, TO REMEMBER, AND TO FLY OUR FLAG

At John Wayne Airport
Orange County California



June 14th is Flag Day, a day established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 
and becoming National Flag Day in 1949 when President Truman signed an Act of Congress making each June 14th NATIONAL FLAG DAY.  



While a new holiday in 1949, National Flag Day was inspired by more than six decades of state and local celebrations beginning with a teacher in Wisconsin, spreading to a kindergarten teacher in New York City, and growing in observance over the years. 



Why June 14th?  This is the day, in 1777, when the Flag Resolution was signed.



One of the most poignant quotations of a Flag Day address was delivered by Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, in 1914.  In his address, he repeated what the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more.  I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."



Honor our flag.  Honor our country.  Make it always a symbol of how exceptional we are. 



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