Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14th is Flag Day. Fly it with pride. Happy Flag Day 2013.

Today is June 14, which has been designated as “Flag Day.” June 14, 1777 is the date that Congress officially adopted our nation’s flag.
The U.S. flag has been modified 26 times since its adoption in 1777. Today's 50-star flag, created in 1960, has been in use the longest.  Check out: Flag Day 2013: 9 things you never knew about the American Flag for interesting reading/facks sbout this day and the American Flag.

Additional recommended reading is How to display the American flag, By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune
Are you up to date on flag custom; which days are appropriate to fly your flag? The answer is every day, but there are special days when the flag should be displayed.
Please review my 2011 article regarding Flag Day: Today, June 14, is Flag Day, a special day to fly the US Flag. This article contains links to more information regarding flag customs including:

Air Force Association
(Display of U.S. flag)
Title 36, Chapter 10 PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS
Sec. 174. Time and occasions for display
And a list of the dates that we should display the U.S. Flag.


  1. AnonymousJune 14, 2013

    I see nothing in Palmetto Bay or Pinecrest commemorating this day.

    1. AnonymousJune 14, 2013

      Wait until next year when it is an election year. They will be spending tons of our tax dollars showing how patriotic the electeds are.

  2. AnonymousJune 14, 2013

    Thank you Gene for keeping us up to date and for posting your updates on Facebook. Have a happy Father's Day with Alex and your girls.

  3. AnonymousJune 15, 2013

    I thought Palmetto Bay put out little flags in last years. It is a shame.

    1. We put out flags in observance of Flag Day in prior years. I think it was last done on Flag Day 2011. New mayors and councils have their own priorities. I am pleased that they current mayor continues to keep up the lady bug release that I created so many years ago.