National Flag Day – June 14, 2022

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Back in the good old days, the American flag was flown just about everywhere. Spotting a flag in my neighborhood these days is like Where's Waldo

Old Glory in this photo is proudly flown (definitely a windy hot summer day in San Jose) in front of a senior living facility. 

National Flag Day or Flag Day is observed on June 14th in the United States. It is a day to honor the national flag.  “The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.”

When did Flag Day become a national holiday?
"Both President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge, in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be observed as the National Flag Day. But it wasn't until August 3, 1949, that Congress approved the national observance, and President Harry Truman signed it into law."

Who made the first American flag?
"On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid a large sum of money from the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags, and on June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag. Betsy would continue to make flags for over 50 years, many of which were through government contracts." 


This post is the second entry in the June ActiveRain Challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr. 


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Comments (12)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thanks for sharing some history that many of us may or may not know.

Jun 14, 2022 07:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

And if we did know, we forgot (LOL).  Thank you for stopping by and commenting Leanne Smith 

Jun 14, 2022 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathleen... nice entry for Flag Day. Sadly, we don't see as many businesses flying a flag these days as we used to. I miss the days after 9/11 when we saw flags every where.

Jun 14, 2022 07:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

It used to be every mall, strip mall, grocery store, the list goes on, flew a flag.  Yesterday I spotted a flag out of the corner of my eye. I turned my vehicle around and parked so I could get a photo for the 3rd entry. 

So sad. 

Jun 14, 2022 07:57 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathleen, I will be going out today and while out I am going to see how many flags are out.  Hope to see you at the zoom meeting.


Jun 14, 2022 08:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Will Hamm you will not "see" me on the Zoom call however I will be there. 

Jun 14, 2022 09:05 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen those are nice facts to remember about our flag.  Thank you for sharing them.

Jun 14, 2022 10:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Always good to read the story behind the history. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 14, 2022 01:02 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist thank you, Happy Flag Day to you and to all.

Jun 14, 2022 02:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathleen- I remember many years ago the agent who "farmed" our neighborhood placed small flags in everyone's yards. They may have been small but they had a huge visual impact. The flag you captured is so stately. 

I wish more businesses and people would take pride in our wonderful country and proudly display the flag. 

Great chatting with you today. 

Jun 14, 2022 06:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Always nice chatting with you Kathy Streib 

There are/were several agents in certain areas that put small flags on all the lawns.  Many of the homeowners went ballistic! 

Jun 16, 2022 02:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  thank you for your wonderful post I am sure Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  will love it too, Endre

Jun 14, 2022 10:50 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Kathleen. Interestingly, you mentioned Betsy Ross as I was searching for information for my second challenge post and came across Betsy Ross making the first flag. So much history and information about our flag. And I have learned so much about this beautiful nation and its rich history. 


Jun 15, 2022 12:26 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist .  Hard to find or not 'Ole Glory' was captured quite nicely here by you.  Thank you.  (Kathleen, I almost missed your posts.  Did not see the links in comment section of the 'Challenge Post'.  Did I miss it on either my post or Endre Barath, Jr. 's repost in challenges.  We have you noted)  M

Jun 15, 2022 04:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I will post all three links in the challenge post after I post the bonus post the last week of June.  Thank you! 

Jun 15, 2022 07:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I think what I am learning from reading other entries is that fewer and fewer people (other than business owners) are displaying the American Flag. This challenge had made us keenly aware of how times have changed. Sadly, I don't see Chase Bank having flags anymore or most others, other than a few (very few) American Banks which are very few. But, homeowners have been generous with their flags in my Town and for that, I am grateful. 

You did a fine job on this entry. 

Jun 19, 2022 09:07 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

I have the third and final entry to post the last week in June ready to go. 

The challenge did bring awareness to the lack of flags being flown these days.  Very sad! 

Jun 19, 2022 10:08 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, what a wonderful post and Flag Day has very special meaning for me as this US History teacher got married on Flag Day.

Jul 05, 2022 09:37 AM
Bruce Walter

Kathleen, thank you very much!  I hope you are having a great summer!

Jul 05, 2022 10:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

That certainly makes Flag Day even more special.  Happy Belated Anniversary! Bruce Walter 

Jul 05, 2022 09:54 AM