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Today is Flag Day !

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Ridgewood NJ, June 14th is Flag day .Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.

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What Happened to Flag Day?

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Ridgewood NJ, Flag Day is today, and while many may remember staking miniature American flags into our yards as kids, as the years pass by, our interest in celebrating the holiday has significantly diminished – so we must ask ourselves, “What Happened to Flag Day?”

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Flag Day : The Mysterious Origins of the American Flag

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JUNE 13, 2012 By Jesse Greenspan

The American flag has gone through many changes since it was adopted in 177 by the Second Continental Congress. As the adoption of the Stars and Stripes is commemorated on Flag Day, find out more about Old Glory’s mysterious origins and its rise to iconic prominence.

When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists didn’t yet unite under a single flag. Instead, they fought mainly under unit or regimental flags, according to Marc Leepson, author of the book “Flag: An American Biography.” One flag of the time featured a picture of a coiled rattlesnake with the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me,” while another showed a pine tree with the words “An Appeal to Heaven.” “There really wasn’t anything that was stars and stripes, red, white and blue,” said Mike Buss, a flag expert with the American Legion veterans’ organization.

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June 14th is Flag Day


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Ridgewood NJ, In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

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Flag Day Celebrated June 14  

On June 14, 1777, John Adams spoke about the flag at a meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He said, “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” 

There have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag so far; stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union. The current version dates to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state. Celebrate Flag Day on June 14.

Our generous friends at the American Legion, Teaneck Post have invited NJ Tea Party Coalition Members to celebrate Flag Day with our veterans on Saturday, June 14th.

The festivities will feature appearances from our cherished veterans and more.

If you have a damaged flag you need to dispose, the veterans are burning flags in the parking lot, according to military tradition.

The bar will be open and the event is a wonderful way for us to repay all of the American Legion’s generosity to us and the community.

Bring a friend and celebrate this patriotic holiday with our American heroes.

It’s a good idea to park across the street in the Stop and Shop – near the back of the lot.

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Flag Day


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Rep Scott Garrett reminds us its flag day

“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. … But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.”

-President Calvin Coolidge