Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HAPPY FLAY DAY

A Taste of History

We have several United States patriotic holidays starting with the:

Fourth of July

Veterans Day

Memorial Day
and

Flag Day



It was on June 14, the day that the Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777.  Bu it was in 1916 that Flag Day was officially declared, by Woodrow Wilson – the  United States president at the time.


50 Stars

The 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.



The American flag   

The adoption of the flag of the United States, occurred on June 14, 1777

The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."




Did you know?

Did you know the definition of a flag is a symbol or emblem that it is used to represent different groups of people, traditionally it is made of cloth.

 

The American Flag symbolizes a past history, it gives Americans a feeling of pride and unity bringing together its many states as one

 

The last star (state) to be added to the current design (the 27th version) of the American Flag was added in 1960, it represents the state of Hawaii

 

Betsy Ross - name is synonymous with the American flag as having sewn it.

It was common practice in that day for upholsterers to be flag-makers. As Betsy Ross had sewn buttons for George Washington, and she was a niece of George Ross, it is not exceptional that these members of the Flag Committee formed by the Continental Congress would call upon Betsy Ross to make the flag.

 

 

Courtesy

www.softschools.com/facts/holidays/flag_day_facts/1299/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_Stat




A Taste of Trivia

Did you know?   Storks general return to the same nest every year and usually build nests on top of chimneys.

1.    A taste of Trivia    All birds build nest in trees –
2.    A taste of Trivia What American president invented a copying machine and the Lazy Susan?
3.    A taste of Trivia  Is the Bald Eagle really bald?
4.    A taste of Trivia    What bread is boiled before its baked?
5.    A taste of Trivia  Which grow faster Fingernails or Toenails?
6.    A taste of Trivia  “Who was the first lady of American Tennis?”
7.    A taste of Trivia:   What do Herpetologists study?
8.    A taste of Trivia:   What is the only country not to have a rectangle flag?
9.    A taste of Trivia:   What is the nearest star to the Earth?
10.  A taste of Trivia:   Which lung takes in less air, the left or the right?





ANSWERS:
1. Answer:  Actually false- no, some birds make nests in trees.
2. Answer:  Thomas Jefferson
3. Answer:   No,  American colonists called the bird “Bald –Headed” to mean that it was  white –
                        headed.
 4. Answer:     Bagel
5. Answer:  Fingernails
6. Answer:  Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
 7. Answer:  Reptiles
8. Answer:  Nepal
9. Answer:  The Sun 
10. Answer:  The left lung


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