Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day 2010 - LONG MAY SHE WAVE!

On this day we celebrate the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the American Flag.  originally adopted in 1777, Flag Day (always celebrated on Jun 14th) was established by proclamation of Woodrow Wilson in 1916.  In August of 1949, Flag Day became an Act Of Congress.

Only one state celebrates flag day as a state holiday (Pennsylvania).

Today I offer an unofficial look at the American Flag - historically, humorously, "Rule 5-ishly", and with great reverence.  I hope you enjoy, and at the same time stop to remember, what this piece of fabric represents - indeed the fabric of our country.

Links to other Flag Day goodness (will add more as I see them):

Smash Mouth Politics
Da Techguy
Mind Numbed Robot
No Sheeples Here
Proof Positive
Maggie's Notebook
Just A Conservative Girl
So It Goes in Shreveport
Amusing Bunni's Musings
Blonde Sagacity

Iwo Jima

Guam, 1944

Korea, 1955

"One giant step for Mankind", 1969

Vietnam POW Camp, 1973

East/West German Border, 1982

Afghanistan, 2010



  1. Now why are the last few my favorites?

  2. Just for you, Ol' Man. That's my story, I'm stickin' to it!


  3. Hi Mr. Tea Bag! Thanks for linking me.
    This is a great post too, with so many nice photos!
    I'm going to link you in my post too.

    I'm happy I found your blog, and I"m following you now.
    Happy Flag Day!

  4. Nicely done Lipton. And thanks for the linkage. :)

  5. MNR:

    No Sir, the pleasure all mine...


  6. What wonderful remembrances of all that makes our country great. The Palin pic is one I haven't seen before. Love it.

    Thanks so much linking me in this wonderful tribute. I've added you to my blogroll, Lipton T. Bagg (love that moniker), and to my list of others talking about Flag Day.

  7. Maggie:

    Once again, the pleasure is mine. Thank you all for your readership.


  8. A great and appropriate posting, LTB. It covers all the American bases.

    Quoted from and Linked to at:
    Flag Day 2010