Happy Flag Day!
The flag pictured above flies proudly outside of my home everyday, 365 days per year! I am patriotic and I suppose that I came about it honestly, because my entire family is that way. If you grew up on Scarbrough Drive in Stone Mountain, Georgia, my childhood home, you would likely recall that we always flew the Stars and Stripes daily. So to recognize one day as flag day is nice, but as a person who recognizes the importance of our freedom and the sacrifices that has made our country into what it is today, I still like everyday!
As a person who enjoys history I wanted to share with you how June 14th became recognized as Flag Day.
On this day in 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher from Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin began specially honoring the flag by placing a 10 inch, 38 star flag in a bottle on his desk and then assigned his students essays on the flag and its significance. Inspired by years of this tradition, in 1916 President Wilson proclaimed June 14th as National Flag Day.
I would like to encourage you to join me in celebrating the love for our flag today, but primarily the freedom that it represents. Most of my articles and posts relate to personal finances or business ideas that will help you to live the life that you deserve.
So, what does our flag and freedom have to do with business? Everything!
You can find out more about Flag Day from The National Flag Day Foundation