Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just in case you missed it ...

... June 14th was Flag Day.  First celebrated 150 years ago in June 1861, amidst the Civil War, the holiday's popularity seems was greatest in the years from World War I to War II and the early cold war.  During the 1960s, it became more or less the epitome of square: a vaguely embarrassing grade-school memory to be filed alongside duck-and-cover drills and mandatory prayers. It has never much regained its former cachet.  And yet, holiday or no holiday, this June 14 — as on all other days of the year — the American flag still remains ubiquitous and venerated.

Just thought you might like to know.


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