June 14, 2013

June 14 aka Flag Day


Richard Gideon, 65, of Mt. Lebanon is a vexillologist, or someone who studies flags.

He said that up until 2001, Flag Day, which commemorates the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the American flag on this day in 1777, was an "almost unknown" holiday, but 9/11 temporarily changed that, he said..... Cliff Ruderer, who owns Flag Factory in Castle Shannon with his wife, Carol, said that, mirroring the trend in attention paid to Flag Day, the sale of flags rose and subsequently fell following 9/11. "Pretty much the whole country was sold out of flags for quite a while," he said. Since then, demand has tapered off significantly. -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 14, 2013 6:04 AM
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And the Army Birthday. Thank you for remembering.

There were no ceremonies or parties.... I didn't even get an e-mail; maybe just a hearing on sexual harassment. Shameful....

Posted by: Gray at June 14, 2013 10:50 PM