Whether you fly a flag daily, or only on special occasions, flag week is a great time to remember all the USA flag stands for and show your pride by flying your flag. This year, Flag Week falls the 10th – 16th of June. Every year during this time, the President issues a proclamation urging US citizens to fly the flag and government buildings also display the flag. This tradition commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the 2nd Constitutional Congress on June 14th, 1777.
Although Flag Day (June 14th) is not an official Federal Holiday (so you can still go to the Post Office that day), the national celebration was established by an act of Congress in 1949, after the earlier proclamation by Woodrow Wilson.
Flag Day is a great day to initiate a new flag to your family’s life, to teach your kids about what the flag symbolizes or to retire older flags. If you’re looking for a great flag, we’ve got a wide selection of indoor and outdoor flags that will suit your budget and your needs. FlagsOnCars is especially proud to be an official distributor of Annin Flagmaker’s flags – made right here in the USA.
This memorial day, around the nation and around the world, people flew flags and honored those who have given all in service to our country. I was impressed with the higher-than-last-year mentions on Facebook of people remembering those who had passed and those who are still serving in the armed services.
One facebooker I follow, whose family has a long heritage of military service, posted throughout the weekend images and stories of the men (and later women) in her family who had served in the military. One in particular, her grandfather, who died at the age of 22 (just after getting married and having his first child) in the first world war really struck me.
The Daily Herald, an online newspaper, posted this moving gallery of images from memorial day services around the nation. I especially appreciated their attempts, in compiling their gallery, to gather a broad range of ages, images and locations. Check it out.
A newer tradition, located in Riverside, California, involved thousands of motorcyclists traveling through the city streets – literally thundering their way to the National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. The photo above came from one of our Facebook friends who saw this guy and thought of us.