June 14th is Flag Day in the US.
In celebration, and as a teaser in our photowalk-the-states journey:
This photograph is of a US Flag from 1847 that flies at Ft. Clinch.
Having shared this I’ll let you know that there is at least one other step before we get to Ft. Clinch…
And be ready for a little bit of US history!
Even though the Continental Congress adopted the new US Flag on June 14, 1777 AND President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14, 1916, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.
Interesting, right?! I KNOW!
I’ll be dropping a few more knowledge bombs with the next few photowalk posts, too! (Cool!)
What fun would it be to just shoot photographs without learning a bit about the area where they’re taken? (answer: There’s no fun in that! And we know I’m all about FUN!!!)
Have a great weekend ~ see ya tomorrow!