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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

Second Continental Congress [ushistory.org]

14 June 1777, the 2nd Continental Congress adopted the design of the 1st American Flag.

June 14, Flag Day and the Local Connection: Dr. Bernard J. Cigrand | Aurora  Historical Society

In 1885 a Wisconsin school teacher named Bernard J. Cigrand urged his students to observe 14 June as "Flag Birthday". The story goes on and apparently, Bernard wrote an article for a Chicago newspaper urging all Americans to do the same.

William T. Kerr, Founder of Flag Day - Pennsylvania Historical Markers on  Waymarking.com

In 1888, William T. Kerr founded the American Flag Day Association of Western Pennsylvania

Woodrow Wilson | Biography, Presidency, & Accomplishments | Britannica

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed 14 June as National Flag Week and encouraged all Americans to fly the American Flag.

IN 1949 Congress officially established 14 June as National Flag Day

Pledge of Allegiance / Overview

I pledge Allegiance to the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, under God, with Liberty, and Justice for ALL.

 

 

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (18)

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

Thank you for expanding our knowledge of the US history or reminding of our history.

Jun 14, 2022 07:55 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You are most welcome Leanne Smith. We must always recite the history and pass it along. If we don't it will be forgotten

Jun 14, 2022 08:08 AM
Leanne Smith

Forgotten or even more tragic re-written.

Jun 14, 2022 08:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug Dawes and thank you for the history lesson on Flag Day.  I will be going out for a couple of hours today and going to see how many I can count.

 

Jun 14, 2022 08:12 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good idea Will Hamm 

I'll be out taking some photos to use for the June challenge. Have a great day

Jun 14, 2022 08:14 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great post Doug Dawes for Junes challenge - and long may she wave 

Jun 14, 2022 08:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Doug -  thank you for bringing more historical perspective to our Flag Day.

Jun 14, 2022 10:41 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Doug Dawes thank you for the history of Flag Day. Happy Flag Day to you and to all.

Jun 14, 2022 03:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Doug, loved, loved your post and yes it is about passing on history, thank you for this wonderful post I am confident Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho will love it as much as I did, Endre

Jun 14, 2022 10:27 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Doug Dawes .  One of the posts to AR June challenge that helps inform us all in the history behind it flying proudly.  (Doug I searched over all comments in both my Challenge post and Endre Barath, Jr. repost of same.  Did not find a link posted in either one.  Sorry if I missed it but if you did not put your link in my challenge post please do so with the next post.  Trying not to miss anyone.  Thx.  Mark)

Jun 15, 2022 03:58 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Hannah Williams 

I haven't finished the challenge yet Hmmm...I'll have to work on finishing that

Jun 15, 2022 08:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You are most welcome Grant Schneider 

We have to keep the information forthcoming for if we don't the history and significance will be lost

Jun 15, 2022 08:33 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I hope your 14th day of June was a great one John Pusa 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting

Jun 15, 2022 08:34 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

Thank you for the reminder to post the link for the contest. I may have a little more to add

Jun 15, 2022 08:36 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Endre Barath, Jr. 

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho dis reply and told me that her didn;t see either of our links in the contest

Jun 15, 2022 08:38 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Excellent splash on the red, white and blue. She is a pretty flag and a high price was paid by the many who gave some, some gave all to see her unfurled and waving proudly Doug Dawes !

Jun 17, 2022 02:11 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning,

We are on the same page Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Thank you for stopping by and reading this post

Jun 17, 2022 06:11 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Doug Dawes - You tell the story so beautifully. I wish local schools spent more time sharing our American History and what the meaning is behind the American flag. 

Jun 20, 2022 06:32 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thanks for the history of Flag Day ! 🇺🇸

Jun 25, 2022 06:11 AM