Today is The Stars and Stripes Forever Day!

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Today is The Stars and Stripes Forever Day!


You may not recognize the name of this march by John Philip Sousa, however, when you hear it, you’ll start clapping and tapping your feet!


May 14 is chosen because it was on this day in 1897 that The Stars and Stripes Forever was performed. 



For me, I love seeing our flag whether it’s high on a flag pole, in front of someone’s home, worn as a pin, at the beginning of a parade...anywhere at all. 


And when I hear The Stars and Stripes Forever, I get goosebumps. I feel the same way when I hear The Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful. 


Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint shares a ‘Friday Flag” post that he sees when he’s out and about.


And here are two of my favorite vets...Larry Air Force F-4 Pilot and our friend Vic Vietnam Army vet...putting up a flagpole atop Vic’s condo in Delray Beach. Vic’s goal was to fly a flag so large he could see it when he crossed the bridge over the Intracoastal. 


Comments (23)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib Good morning, Kathy. Vic had the right idea and goal... I love it! And I love our Stars and Stripes!

May 14, 2021 05:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

That is a wonderful goal.  I always love those songs.  

May 14, 2021 05:39 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I'm not letting go of the post until I finish hearing the march.

We have had a flag outside our front door for the 26 years we have been in this house.  Just recently I had to have it replaced, but it waves proudly.

As a side, my mother;'s maiden name is Sousa, but unfortunately she tells me no relation

May 14, 2021 05:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, sounds like I need to get the flag out and put it out front.    It gives me goosebumps too.

May 14, 2021 06:41 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I always love seeing Garrison flags, those very large flags many auto dealers fly, as they are visible from so far away.

May 14, 2021 08:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely and endearing post this morning.  I love seeing our flag!  Happy Friday!  A

May 14, 2021 09:04 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I have never heard of this day. But I'm so glad that we have it. Proud of that flag

May 14, 2021 10:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

This is great Kathy. I know exactly what I'll be doing next - making sure our flag is flying high.  Love the picture of Larry and Vic by the flying high flag.  Very cool.

May 14, 2021 10:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thanks for a great blog and yes I have my flag outearly this morning.


May 14, 2021 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I agree with you. Respect and honor aren't being taught and there are few role models around. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog thank YOU and your family for proudly displaying our flag. 

May 14, 2021 04:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti he just sold his condo this year but could see it when you were on the bridge!!!!

Nina Hollander, Broker it was cute watching these two vets up there on the roof putting up the pole and then the flag. 

May 14, 2021 04:57 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Kathy - I really love all of the Souza marches including Stars and Stripes Forever.

May 14, 2021 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee me too!!!!  I never get tired of seeing an Air Force flyover.

Ed Silva I've listened to it twice. And, I love that you have our Flag flying outside your home. What a coincidence about your mother's maiden name. 

May 14, 2021 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox fly it proudly!

I agree Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I hope that our young people are learning to respect the flag.  

May 14, 2021 05:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky Dickerson I'd not heard of it either!  But I love listening to the song. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker  Vic had a special light at the bottom that showed off the flag too. 

May 14, 2021 06:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Will Hamm yea!!!!!

Grant Schneider so do I!!

May 14, 2021 06:02 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Imy friend Mikeactually told me that he learned that song from watching wrestling back in the day and I thought that was so funny

May 14, 2021 11:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, I just loved this post and like you I love John Phillip Sousa.... I sound like a broken record LOVE LOVE your post and for us  our Flag flies every day... when people ask me where I live as I walk Holly in the neighborhood... I tell them the only house on our street that flies the Flag every Day.... this has inspired now three different home owner within a three blog radius and I love it:))Endre

May 14, 2021 11:16 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

They made a movie about John.  I've seen it several times.  

May 15, 2021 12:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Yep, I certainly recognize those notes from John Philip Sousa.  And, I can remember the very first time I heard them while in grade school, and learned of him.

May 15, 2021 10:28 PM