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Flag Day...June 14, 2024

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Flag Day 2024…Fly Yours Proudly

 

Today isn’t just Flag Day but also Pause for the Pledge Day

 

When I was an affiliate with the Women’s Council of Realtors in Palm Beach County, we began each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. As we’d all done throughout our lives, we placed our hands over our hearts to recite the pledge. 

On this occasion, however, as Mike Owen (Boca Raton agent) stepped up to lead us in the Pledge, he asked that we think about the words as we said them. 

 

The whole room was moved by this. How often do we automatically recite the words without thought for the pledge we are making? 


Mark Don McInnes' (Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag) and Ed Silva, 203-206-0754  (Friday Flags) share their flag posts each week.  They have made many of us take notice of the flags in our areas.

 

 

Larry helped our friend, Vic, place a flag on the roof of his condo. It was a proud moment for both of these Veterans. 

 

 

I hope you will be flying the flag today, and the next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance, think about the words and their meaning. 

 

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Comments(21)

Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Love my flag , which flies 95% of the time from my front porch  :-)

Jun 14, 2024 04:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Very happy to hear that Michael Elliott 

Jun 14, 2024 04:43 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Kathy Streib 

Happy Flag Day, and yes, most do not take time to think about the meaning of the pledge. I do remember being in 6th grade, every morning, we stood up and pledge alliance to the American Flag. After, the teacher gave us a moment to say a prayer. I am not sure if it is done today in the public schools.

Jun 14, 2024 04:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308 I remember that as well. We began our school day with the pledge and maybe a prayer. When I was in a parochial school, I'm sure we said a prayer as well. I doubt if our children are being taught to say the Pledge. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... for some reason I always think about the meaning of our Pledge of Allegiance... those words always move me. Of course, I grew up saying it daily in school... I don't think that happens anymore.

Jun 14, 2024 04:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I remember it as being a big deal when I was in school. At one of our WCR breakfast meetings, the venue didn't have a flag available so they found a large one and two of the members held it while we said the Pledge. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy.... that's what has changed so much since you and I were in school... at one time you'd have found a flag at just about every venue even if it was stored away.

Jun 15, 2024 05:45 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Great question Kathy!!! Happy Flag Day!!!

Next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance, think about the words and their meaning.

Jun 14, 2024 05:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Sham Reddy CRS   I still love seeing the Flag when it is presented at games, ceremonies, parades!

Jun 14, 2024 05:18 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We always have a flag flying at our home. We say the pledge every meeting at our Exchange Club but I don't believe we've paused to think about the meaning. That's a great idea.

Jun 14, 2024 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti try it at your next Exchange Club meeting!!  Our flag flies at our home as well. Today we went out to the Fallen Warrior Memorial and there were flags everywhere. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:21 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Birthday to our Flag.  We fly two, one in front and one in backyard. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your

weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 14, 2024 05:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I love that you fly two flags!!!  Is that a hummingbird feeder I see???  

Jun 14, 2024 05:22 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Seeing the American flag waving is truly a beautiful sight!

Jun 14, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I agree. I get goose-bumps when they play the National Anthem and show the flag at the Olympics. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:24 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There was a time when this would be said every morning in class before the day began. Then some activists got involved with their lawyers and to say this in class became a crime?

Jun 14, 2024 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I agree. Common sense and reason are gone. We are more focused on the pronouns we use rather than teaching children how to read and add and be respectful of others. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Flag Day, Kathy.

We have a sunny day in Maryland and the flags are flying in our home community.

Jun 14, 2024 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley that's wonderful to hear!!!   Hope that you and Chef Dolores had a wonderful anniversary celebration. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:26 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that the flag doesn't get the same respect it once was given, and the same can be said about God as well, haha.

Jun 14, 2024 06:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England it is a sad state of affairs...I agree. We have gone you know where in a hand basket. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:27 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I always "listen" to the words and get goosebumps when I hear our Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.

Jun 14, 2024 06:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams same here. I also feel that way when I hear "Got Bless America."

Jun 14, 2024 05:28 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I love flag day. I will also say Happy Birthday to our 45th President Donald J Trump.

Jun 14, 2024 06:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I had forgotten that it is his birthday. Happy Birthday President Trump!!!!! 

Jun 14, 2024 05:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, my flag was up at 7 am this morning and will come down at dusk.  Have a great weekend

 

Jun 14, 2024 09:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Good for you!!!! I knew you wold be flying your flag. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:31 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib The Pledge of Allegiance always gives me the chills. Have a great Friday 

Jun 14, 2024 09:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams I wish we'd place more emphasis on this in schools. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:46 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

When I first came to America, I was surprised how many people flew flags, now I take it for granted. In England we did not use to fly flags so much, but on our recent trip I noticed many more flags. I always like the big Campaign flags flown by car dealers as they rustle and float in the breeze alongside highways.

Jun 14, 2024 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I don't have stats but I think the Flag took center stage after the September 11 attacks. We all wore Flag pins and people who never owned a flag began flying them at their homes. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy our flag deserves to be honored and celebrated EVERYDAY!  Happy Flag Day.

Jun 14, 2024 03:46 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I couldn't agree more!!! Ours is out every day weather permitting. 

Jun 14, 2024 05:52 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  you are preaching to the Choir based on the post and the comments, when you check out my post it will be a bit sad... I have three teachers near me one was shaped into putting out the flag... the other two did not, Endre

Jun 14, 2024 11:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: I am with George Souto  I fly my flag every day, not just the 11 designated days, Endre

Jun 14, 2024 11:10 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello kathy.  It is good to see more and more flags flying.  Whether a fad or a real belief, time will tell.  Thank you for the mention.  m

Jun 15, 2024 10:42 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Lakeland, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I keep ours flying out by the barn unless there is a bad storm coming! 

Jun 17, 2024 09:28 AM