Stars & Stripes

I have a penchant for random holiday facts so I thought I’d take a moment to share a post in honor of Flag Day, June 14th, which also happens to be the Army’s birthday.

On June 14th, 1775, our Nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. If you’re counting, that was 237 years ago today. I was in the Army for three years, which was about two-and-a-half years too many, but I am proud to have served. (Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battleā€™s won, And the Army goes rolling along!) Happy Birthday Army.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the Nation’s flag. It all happened by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The next day, Betsy Ross, who is credited with sewing the first flag, married her second husband, one Joseph Ashburn. Poor Mr. Ross had died from a wound he received in the Revolutionary War.

I took the photo of this stunning flag at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii. As far as flags go, ours is kick-ass.

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