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White House Sparks Anger With 'Real Real Weird' Flag Day Tweet
"How far toward the Third World we’ve sunk," wrote one conservative commentator.
Jimmy Kimmel Gives New Americans The Hero's Welcome They Deserve
Recently sworn-in citizens reveled in patriotic pomp.
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Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag Daily Based On Flag Code
Ever used a disposable picnic plate with a U.S. flag on it? The Flag Code frowns on that.
Raising Your Holiday Game
wife, mom, writer and general mess at www.mamatriesblog.com
How are my children supposed to have a childhood filled with magic and wonder if they are to go over a month without a holiday that is celebrated with a stranger breaking into our home and leaving them gifts and high fructose corn syrup?
Standing Up for Our Heritage on Flag Day
Rocky Mountain Director Vet Voice Foundation
Our national parks, monuments and public lands reflect our national identity. These are the very best scenic, historic, cultural and wildlife areas in our country. These are the national treasures we agreed as a nation to protect for the next generation -- for my kids and yours.
How to Celebrate Flag Day, Through the Years
Nancy Davis Kho
Writer and blogger at MidlifeMixtape.com: For the years betwee...
Invite a couple friends over for a Flag Day barbecue and center the poster on the fireplace mantle. Flag Day may not be a major holiday, but by this point you consider it your own. And you're pretty happy about it.
How Progressives Should Celebrate Flag Day
Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture -- including many of the leading symbols and songs -- was created by people with decidedly progressive sympathies. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.
A People's Holiday of the United States
John K. Herr
Speechwriter and standup comic
President Obama today thanked the American people for "standing up to oppression" by protesting the Columbus Day holiday. He vowed to take aggressive action to "right the wrongs of our current outmoded holiday calendar" as we "embark on a new era of fairness and equality."
Flag Day, June 14: Does It Still Have Meaning?
Pastor and CIA Operative
This Flag Day, June 14th, I will think of my grandpa Tesch as I do every year, and remember him in his later years, a bit shaky, but determined to raise the flag. "It is a day when we revere our flag," he would say. "Because our flag represents our country, and what our country stands for."
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HGTV's Suggestion To Turn An American Flag Into A Tablecloth Receives Backlash
Yikes, HGTV, this was a fail.
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Making Flag Day 'Liberty and Justice for All' Day
Rev. Susan Russell
Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
Happy Flag Day, everybody. And -- with one eye on the Supreme Court -- let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream!
Flag Day 2013 and the Star Spangled Banner: Manuscript and Author to be Reunited in Frederick, MD
Writer and publisher, www.americacomesalive.com
On Flag Day (June 14), the townspeople of Frederick, Maryland will host a big celebration to kick off the year leading up to the 200th anniversary of the composition of
The Star Spangled Banner
Giant Bunny Statue Has War Veterans Hopping Mad (VIDEO)
“Why isn't it down here where the playgrounds are. And they have it sitting right next to the monument,” Currin griped to
More than Stars and Stripes
18-year-old racecar driver
When I first encountered the story behind how National Flag Day came to be, I was immediately inspired by the passion of one young man.
Top 5 Sports Stories
Emmy Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Bestselling...
Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey comes within an infield single of throwing the second no-hitter this month for the Mets after none were thrown in half a century.
Flag Day 2012: 21 Worst Uses Of The American Flag Courtesy Of Etsy (PHOTOS
Worry not, patriotic Americans. June 14th is here, so you can finally get started on your Flag Day celebrations. Just in
The 21 Worst Uses Of The American Flag On Flag Day
Rising from Tragedy: A Conversation With Calatrava, Childs, And Libeskind By Andrew Caruso
1 World Trade Center rendering © SOM / dbox studio Calatrava: I cannot judge globally how much time we will need to reconstruct
Flag Day 2011: Which Star Is Your State? (INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC)
June 14 is known around the country as Flag Day, a celebration of the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the Stars
Flag Day: How We're Celebrating (PHOTOS)
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the official flag of the United States, but it wasn't until 1949
May Day: Rekindling the Heart of Beltane
Rev. Wes Isley
Writer and interfaith minister
Beltane or May Day is the mid-way point between spring and summer, and for many pagan practitioners, it's a time to celebrate the abundance of nature. But this year, I'm just not feeling it.
Flag Day Food Photos: You Are What You Eat
Happy Flag Day: American Flag Food Photos To Feast Your Eyes
American Flag Protocol: Stars and Stripes Forever
Lisa Mirza Grotts
Author, Etiquette Expert
Does anyone look at the American flag in the same way since September 11? Now, it's even more important not to take the stars and stripes for granted.
Patriotism: Is it About Anger or Pride?
America's most censored columnist
I say that as a casual observation. After Sept., 11, 2001, in a stampede of national furor and anger, Americans by the millions
Agreeing with Bush
retired FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division lega...
Finding ourselves in (rare) agreement today with George W. regarding his proclamation (below) and buoyed by the Supreme Court's
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