is Flag Day.
If you have one, please put it up. The first Flag
Day was in 1885, in Wisconsin, when BJ Cigrand
thought June 14th would be a good day to observe
it. He chose the date because it was the 108th
anniversary of the official naming the Stars
and Stripes as our national flag.
In a 1914 Flag Day address Franklin K. Lane, then
Secretary of the Interior, said the flag spoke to
him that morning and said: “I am what you make me,
nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright
gleam of color, a symbol of yourself.”
And on May, 30, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson
signed a proclamation designating June 14th of each
year as National Flag Day.
We were at the Open Run XXXIII Car Show yesterday
when the Vietnam Veterans presented the colors and
our National Anthem played. Everyone faced the flag
until the end of the ceremony. It was something to
see and we were proud to part of it.
Here are a handful of pictures we took before it
started spitting and we left for home.
Since I was on a Jerry Jeff Walker kick yesterday
this video spoke volumes to me. The song combined
with the slideshow had me in stitches.
We’re having another beautiful rainy day on the
east coast of Iowa and hope you’re having a great
Comments are always welcome.