NATIONAL FLAG DAY

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

According to the National Day Calendar site today is:

NATIONAL FLAG DAY

Cape Coral Memorial

On June 14th, National Flag Day honors Old Glory and commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

The holiday is a day that Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. Representing independence and unity, the Star-Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly. 

While Betsy Ross has been given credit for stitching together the first American flag, there isn’t any sound evidence supporting the story.  At the same time, there isn’t any to disprove it, either. Part of the conflict is that there were several designs being considered at the same time, many flag makers and more than one claim to the first. During Ross’s Revolutionary time, several standards were carried bearing red and white stripes and varying symbols where the blue field and stars now reside.

Another who laid claim to the first design was Francis Hopkinson. His request for compensation for his design was denied because others contributed to the design final design. 

Since 1777, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times. For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4. President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.

Seventeen-year-old Robert G. Heft of Ohio designed the 50-star American flag.  His was one f the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFlagDay

Many people have died protecting our country. On National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly. Spend time learning more about U.S. flag history, too. Use #NationalFlagDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL FLAG DAY HISTORY

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14th as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.” He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”  

 

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Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

14 Years of Experience

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Comments (35)

Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Abby Stiller,

Thank you for the history of the flag that you have shared.  I really enjoyed it.

Jun 14, 2020 02:15 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

When I was born, there were only 48 stars on the United States Flag!

Jun 14, 2020 03:06 PM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

Thank you for keeping us posted and up to date. Best of luck!

Jun 14, 2020 05:45 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I forgot that it was flag day Some interesting information for sure. All the best with love and light!

Jun 14, 2020 06:12 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jeremy K. Frost I find that she always stays very up-to-date when I’ve seen her stuff. All good stuff from what I’ve seen!

Jun 14, 2020 06:13 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Abby,  Happy Flag Day -  Saw many flags flowing in the breeze today.   Thanks for sharing the history.  Have a great week.

Jun 14, 2020 07:34 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Wonderful Post! Flag day is a good day to reflect and share the history of our country and why we raise the red white and blue Flag Proudly!!!

Jun 14, 2020 10:18 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing!!!

Since 1777, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times. For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4. President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.

Jun 15, 2020 04:53 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Abby Stiller - thank you for the full history lesson.  I didn't know all of those facts.

Jun 15, 2020 05:06 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Abby,  Great post!  So glad you shared the history of our flag.  May it always wave proudly over our land, bought with the blood of heroes!

Jun 15, 2020 06:25 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I was the lone person hang the flag out in the neighborhood. One can not find a US flag not made in China anymore.  Time surely has changed.

Sam

Jun 15, 2020 07:32 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Abby,
I love the flag and fly it often! Thank you for the history of the flag. I had no idea the design had modified 26 times. 

Jun 15, 2020 09:20 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Jeffrey Richman Your welcome. Thank you for stopping by. 

Jun 15, 2020 05:12 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Thanks so much Laura Cerrano that's so kind of you. All the best to you too. Love and greeting from FL. 

Jun 15, 2020 05:41 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Thank you Debra Leisek  Honoring our flag, we're also honoring those who lost their lives for it. 

Jun 15, 2020 05:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Abby:

So glad this was featured on such a special day. Is as reading yesterday but got sidetracked by other personal issues so did not get to read your post til now! Thank you!

There were lots of flags out in our neighborhood yesterday!

Jeff

 

Jun 15, 2020 07:54 PM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Thanks! We have had our flag out since the pandemic started as recomended by our govenor. I love it...bought a nice one a few months ago from The Flag Lady here in Columbus, Ohio. Looks perfect still. My mom told me she put hers up on Sunday and felt a bit cautious with all the riots...but she fought through that inner turmoil. Happy belated flag day!

Jun 17, 2020 05:03 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Good morning Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate wow you were born through history my friend. I just hope they don't change the flag anymore...it's perfect how it is. 

Jun 17, 2020 07:36 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS I was surprised & honored this post was featured . 

Jun 17, 2020 07:37 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Erik Hiss Well, I admire your mom, that was very patriotic of her. We should never feel fear to show love for the flag and/or this Country. Have a wonderful day!

Jun 17, 2020 07:40 AM