#46 Stars & Stripes
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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday; however, it is at the President’s discretion to officially proclaim the observance.
On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.
Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is at Fairfield, Washington. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and celebrated the “Centennial” parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events.
The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date.
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Growing up, I had a favorite record album, marching band music, which I couldn’t get enough of. Yes, I was a strange kid. While my contemporaries were listening to rock & roll, my ears marched to the beat of King Cotton March, El Capitan, Colonel Bogey, Washington Post March, Stars & Stripes Forever, among all the others on the LP. I also listened to elevator music & polka. Didn’t have many cool friends, that’s for sure.