Wave That FLAG DAY Is Here!

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Hello there searchers!

Ever wonder why all of a sudden the entire neighborhood is decorated with waving American flags? It’s FLAG DAY of course!

I bet you’re all just dying to know how and why this holiday got started. I know I was!

So I of course went to trusty PCHSearch&Win to find out for myself.  Was I surprised to learn from The National Flag Day Foundation (yes, it’s official!) that it started way back on June 14, 1885 in a Wisconsin schoolhouse, where 19-year-old schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand arranged for his pupils to observe “Flag Birthday”. That day was the anniversary of when Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The idea then gradually caught on and was observed with state and local celebrations for three decades.  In fact, in the late 1800s, schools all over the United States held Flag Day programs to help with the Americanization of immigrant children.

On May 30, 1916 Bernard Cigrand saw his lifelong dream come true, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day. But it wasn’t until August 3, 1949 that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of every year as National Flag Day.

Well then, there you have it. I think we should all celebrate this special day by thinking about the real meaning and majesty of our flag and to spend time learning how to show the proper respect for the flag of the United States.

I have to admit that I get upset when I see torn and tattered flags still on display, or worse, still raised after sunset without proper lighting. If you love our flag like I do, please search online about the proper ways to display the American flag and the right way to dispose of an old flag.

The American Legion is a great source of information on this. And they’re dedicated to making sure the proper ritual is observed for “the disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner”.  I say, hats off to them!  And if you’ve ever been fascinated by the precision and care shown by our military forces when they perform a ceremonial folding of the flag, check out the symbolic meaning behind that, too!

I know I had fun finding out all these fascinating facts. And it was so easy to do on PCHSearch&Win.  Don’t forget that the more you search, the more chances you have to win incredible instant cash prizes, plus valuable merchandise and gift cards. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Jane M.
PCH Creative

 


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bonnie bussell said...

I hope to win someday the big money pot so that i CAN HELP THE LESS UNFORTUNATE ONES LIKE THE CHILDREN WHO ARE GOING TO BED HUNGRY BECAUSE THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF FOOD IN THEIR HOMES SO THEY ALL GET SKINNY, THEN THEY GET SICK AND DIE FROM NO FOOD IN THEIR HOMES I JUST WISH THAT I CAN BE A PART OF WHICH HELP FEED THE MULTITUDES OF STARVING CHILDREN.SINCERELY, Bonnie

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Kanika Loeung said...

Thank you for you shared us about the FLAG DAY.

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angelica snow said...

Flag day is a very special day for every one . I hope you pick me to win on June 30, 2013 if I win I am going to buy me a home for myself and my kids and a new car and then I am going to take my whole family out on a nice vacation so I hopeyou pick me on June 30, 2013.

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Ann Shepherd said...

I WILL ALWAYS WAVE MY FLAG BECAUSE I HAVE A 1000 REASON TO AND MY FAMILY DIE ARE WORKING AND THE ARMY AND FOR BEING A AMERICAN THANK GOD FOR ALL THE HARD WORKING PEOPLE OF AMERICAN AMEN GREAT ONE PCH HAPPY TO KNOW PCH CARE SO MUCH

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gary spradlin said...

I too have a special place in my heart for the red, white and blue. I served my country proudly and would do so again if called.Respect it love it or leave it.

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kenneth lucas said...

I want win and make a better life

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kenneth lucas said...

Pch makes dreams come true
I want to win

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I HOPING EVERYONE ENJOY THIS DAY OF FLAG DAY!!!AND MY OPPORTUNITY TO WIN $100,000.00 CASH PRIZE OR TO WIN ON JUNE 30th “MEGA PRIZE”.THANKS PCH

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Nettie Jenkins said...

The red white and blue……Happy Flag day !(Smiles)

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dariush maryamian said...

Me and my peaple we lost every thing for this flags and hopefully this flags return it back one day as savier we saved and hopefuly Ibe save for this flag

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dariush maryamian said...

The only dream I have to see my familly and get maried and make future familly that’s bigest gold and dream I have to survive with my familly that al hopefully for that day

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Kanika Loeung said...

I wish my life would become like stars after June 30th! :)

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JN said...

I put flags in my plants and on my home post my husband served over 20 years in the Navy

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Diana Hanlon said...

Happy Flag day to you PCH crew (Y)

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dariush maryamian said...

Please any hope

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Nettie Jenkins said...

Great read ! Something to be proud of ! (Smiles)

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Kanika Loeung said...

I pray to be a Millionaire!

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dariush maryamian said...

God blass united state of america.it is best country in world with million of oppoutnity school law and making money.finding million of peaple to get interduce to do bussines and survive.Iam to this country for past 16 years with million of opptunity but my bigest fear was not having parents to guid me and supporting me fintially I couldnot see my father and past way I have old mother and brother and sister back home and Ihave to support them finthaly and Ilove to bring them.here I pray to god one if Istay to this life bring my familly next to me to hear my mother voice Iwasnot blass for my father to hear his voice top my head but Iknow he is in better place and his soul is in haven thanks for every body to hear about my heart and thanks to usa

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dariush maryamian said...

I hope u pic me to see and bring my familly here buy house for them and stay with them and get married and make family future

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dariush maryamian said...

Maybe this country is not for me mybe Iamnot blass here.Ihope god help me to get my dreams

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL..
JUNE 16, 2013 AT 7:00PM

I BEEN SO TIRED UP I JUST FORGOT IT WAS FLAG DAY THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO MY ATTENTION.

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Tina Rodriguez said...

So, this week is a pretty busy week. Monday was my anniversary. Very grateful. As well as sunday is my son’s 2 year old birthday. I’m so happy for all my blessings that I have now, but I would be the happiest person alive to win the mega prize or at least anything from PCHsearch&win. I use this site everyday and still have yet to win..I won’t give up hope though, every day is a new opportunity and I’m not going to stop till I get mine or/and my moment. Me and my family would be do great if we won. But its all of our dreams to win. So keep dreaming big and searching!!! I know I will :)

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kenneth lucas said...

Love the sun shin see my money better

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