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The origin of Flag Day, America's lesser-known patriotic holiday

(CNN) - In case you forgot, it is Flag Day! You know who didn't forget? President Donald Trump. It's also his birthday. The President and the American flag are each celebrating another year of life -- ... read more

The Surprising True History Behind Flag Day

Flag Day, which takes place annually on June 14, is as oft-forgotten holiday ... Up Now Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter “People associate our love of ... read more

A Brief History of Flag Day

Or maybe Flag Day just needs something simple – like a brief history – to help contextualize it against the backdrop of summer’s better-known holidays ... ways to be patriotic. Cigrand eventually beca... read more

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The scrapping of July 1st Republic Holiday: Historically antithetical, untenable

I am curious to know whether the New Patriotic Party apparatchiks will continue to hoist the national flag which ... seen in South America. In Brazil, every November 15, is celebrated as a republic da... read more


On Flag Day, Defend the U.S. Flag By Punishing Those Who Desecrate It!

Today is Flag Day, America's most important holiday. And while it might seem like a good idea ... Cigrand dedicated himself to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning ... read more

Fail: Democrats Tweet Out Pic of Wrong Flag for Flag Day Celebration

Flag Day has been observed in some capacity since 1885, and has been a designated federal holiday on ... DAY with special patriotic exercises, at which means shall be taken to give significant express... read more

Flag Day 2017: Quotes & Sayings

Regardless of exactly how it started, Flag Day is a patriotic holiday that pays tribute to red ... The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.” — Woodrow Wilson 4. “America is a tune ... read more

Why This Flag Day Is a Reminder That the Meaning of American Patriotism Is More Complicated Than You Might Think

When the United States marks the annual June 14 holiday of Flag Day, it’s officially a chance to recall ... the more importance was attached to such patriotic American rituals, and the less tolerance ... read more

The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance

Assigned to the magazine's promotions department, the 37-year-old Bellamy set to work arranging a patriotic program ... declaring a Columbus Day holiday. A key element of the commemorative program was ... read more

Australia Day: Should anniversary of the British landing and arrival of Scots governor Lachlan Macquarie be a national day of celebration or apology?

IT is a day when many Australians remember ... But expat Scots were also involved in “black-birding”, a lesser-known slave and labour trade – one which was still operating after the abolition of Ameri... read more

The surprising history of 'God Bless America'

Guthrie's original title for his song was "God Blessed America for Me." One of the lesser-known verses of ... that it retains to this day. Sheryl Kaskowitz writes in her book on the song, "God Bless A... read more

13 Rules for Displaying the American Flag

With Memorial Day, Independence Day, and a few others, there's no lack of patriotic holidays ... are some lesser-known rules for displaying the flag this Flag Day. 1. YOU CAN FLY THE FLAG UPSIDE DOWN. ... read more



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