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By Ron Browning | June 8, 2012
Wave it proudly, dear readers, Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B.J. Cigrand and the students in the Fredonia, Wis., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. By June 14, 1894, Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn organized, in Illinois, the American Flag Day Association, which encouraged 300,000 Chicago school children to participate in patriotic observances.
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The Town of Bel Air will celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, June 7, at 8 a.m. at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park. Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with Bel Air High School's Band and Chorus to ensure that their participation in this event does not interfere with their final studies and exams. The event is free and open to the public. Retired Brig. Gen. Carole Briscoe of the Maryland Army National Guard will be the featured guest speaker, and County Councilman James McMahan, a retired Army National Guard colonel, will be the master of ceremonies.
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June 14, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 60 will dispose of unserviceable flags in a Flag Day ceremony Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Post, 2 Main St. The ceremony is sponsored by the Post 60 color guard. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will help with the flag disposals with supervision by members of the Laurel Fire Department. For information, call 301-725-2302.
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October 7, 2013
Dan Shannahan's letter ("Federal workers shouldn't complain about shutdown," Oct. 2) was as ignorant as it was callous. Writing that federal workers receive Flag Day as a holiday is blatantly incorrect and The Sun should not be publishing such a falsehood. At least he didn't mention Halloween. Yet I'm curious to know what he means by "all the federal holidays they enjoy that the civilian work force doesn't get. " Is he referring to New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.?
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her. Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century flag maker Mary Pickersgill, stopped to savor the moment as she helped darn three threads from the original banner into a 30-foot American flag that flew over Ground Zero in New York after the Sept....
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2011
Terry Mahoney, a lifelong hiker and a bit of a military historian, will spend Flag Day this year trekking 18 miles past the sites that played roles in the Battle of Baltimore nearly 200 years ago. The 41-year-old veteran, who served six years in the Marine Corps, is walking to raise awareness and funds for severely injured veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. All pledges to his effort will go to Sentinels of Freedom, a California-based organization that helps veterans who have survived devastating injuries get on the road to recovery.
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June 8, 2008
The Howard County Historical Society will hold a Flag Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Saturday at the society's museum, 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City. The event is one of many planned in celebration of the society's 50th anniversary. A series of historic flags, such as the Lord Baltimore Colors of 1634 and the Calvert Provincial Arms Flag of about 1759, will be displayed. The flags were commissioned by the society and sponsored by individuals, many of them as memorials, said Philip Stackhouse, the society's president.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 1997
LOCAL MOUNT AIRY service organizations joined together Saturday to observe Flag Day.The daylong event started early with a five-kilometer run that wound through town.The Marine Corps presented the colors at Mount Airy Middle School, and a U.S. flag that flew over the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor was raised during the ceremony.The event sponsors were: Mount Airy Rotary Club, Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 191, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 191, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10076, and Marine Corps League Detachment 770.Mount Airy Rotary Club has been a sponsor since 1987.
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By Sharon Hornberger | June 2, 1991
June 14 is Flag Day, the day in 1777 on which the Continental Congress adopted the first stars and stripes as the official flag for the new nation.The flag as we know it today came into official being by an act of the 15th Congress in 1818.Aside from knowing that the 50 stars represent 50 states, not many of us realize that each of the segments of the flag has special meaning in heraldry.The red denotes hardiness and valor. The red means the suffering at Valley Forge. The courage of those daring pioneers who braved harsh winters and blazing summers as well as hostile Indians to cross vast mountain ranges to settle and open the West for future Americans.
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 9, 2000
FLAG DAY will be celebrated in Mount Airy on Sunday at Watkins Park, on Route 27 between Center Street and Watersville Road. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5-kilometer run sponsored by the Westminster Road Runners. The run will start at the Mount Airy Elementary School. Registration is $20. A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. A car-and-truck show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be sponsored by Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club. Trophies will be awarded.
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October 3, 2013
Dan Shannahan's recent letter to the editor was sad ( "Mikulski picks the wrong side on Obamacare," Sept. 30). I'm sorry he has apparently suffered in the private sector, but his Schadenfreude at the hardships federal workers might be experiencing is just pathetic. The jealousy and resentment seething from his letter aren't really that surprising, of course, given that they are fostered by talk radio and the tea party, a standard tactic of demagogues who want people to blame others for their situation.
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By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com | June 10, 2013
Friday, June 14, is Flag Day. It's a day in which we not only honor the flag of our nation, but also the freedom and the way of life it symbolizes. It was the Second Continental Congress, which sat in session from May 10, 1775 to March 1, 1781, which passed the Flag Act of 1777 on June 14, 1777, during the American Revolution. A representative from New Jersey, Francis Hopkinson, is accepted by history as having been the designer of the first flag. He was a poet and an artist who began serving on the Continental Navy Board in November 1776.
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June 14, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 60 will dispose of unserviceable flags in a Flag Day ceremony Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Post, 2 Main St. The ceremony is sponsored by the Post 60 color guard. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will help with the flag disposals with supervision by members of the Laurel Fire Department. For information, call 301-725-2302.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her. Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century flag maker Mary Pickersgill, stopped to savor the moment as she helped darn three threads from the original banner into a 30-foot American flag that flew over Ground Zero in New York after the Sept....
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By Ron Browning | June 8, 2012
Wave it proudly, dear readers, Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B.J. Cigrand and the students in the Fredonia, Wis., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. By June 14, 1894, Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn organized, in Illinois, the American Flag Day Association, which encouraged 300,000 Chicago school children to participate in patriotic observances.
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By STAFF REPORT | June 17, 2011
Meadowvale Elementary School in Havre de Grace recently celebrated Flag Day. The students assembled outside, each one with poster sections of what would be a large flag. The students arranged themselves with their parts to create a large U.S. flag. The Meadowvale observance took place a few days in advance of the June 14 holiday
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June 29, 2001
Mount Airy Flag Day Celebration Car and Truck Show has been rescheduled for tomorrow in Watkins Park on Route 27. It was canceled earlier in the month because of rain. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mayor's choice and top 15 vehicles will be awarded prizes. Vehicle registration is $5, and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars entered. All makes and years of vehicles are welcome. Proceeds will benefit a hospice in Frederick County to be built outside Mount Airy.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 12, 1998
THE TOWN of Mount Airy has a full day of activities planned tomorrow in honor of Flag Day.The daylong event begins with a 5-kilometer race at Mount Airy Elementary School. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin about 9: 15 a.m.Activities then move to Watkins Park, where a flag-raising ceremony is scheduled at 10: 30 a.m. Lt. Col. Richard Schnell will deliver a speech, and "America the Beautiful" will be sung by Mount Airy resident Catherine Ditman.A Classic and Custom Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A human flag will be displayed, and a gymnastics team will perform throughout the day.A formal flag disposal ceremony will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Old, worn flags will be burned and replaced with new flags.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2011
Terry Mahoney, a lifelong hiker and a bit of a military historian, will spend Flag Day this year trekking 18 miles past the sites that played roles in the Battle of Baltimore nearly 200 years ago. The 41-year-old veteran, who served six years in the Marine Corps, is walking to raise awareness and funds for severely injured veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. All pledges to his effort will go to Sentinels of Freedom, a California-based organization that helps veterans who have survived devastating injuries get on the road to recovery.
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