Monday, June 14, 2010

American Heritage - #1857 - Happy Flag Day and Happy 235th Birthday Army - Hot Air

Happy Flag Day!

Happy 235th Birthday Army!
      Did you remember to fly your flag today? It’s Flag Day, and at the same time, it’s also the 235th birthday of the US Army. Both occasions require commemoration, but these days it seems as though Americans don’t fly the flag at their homes nearly as often as in years past. I took a quick look this morning when I put my flag in its holder, and another one as I wrote this post. We’re getting drizzle on and off, but even without that, I don’t usually see too many flags on holidays here, and none at all today.
      I have two videos to post. The first is a clip from last year’s commemoration by Fox News, which is interesting for its look at history and the preparation Fox put into producing this segment. The second is a salute to the Army on their birthday from Soldiers Media Center, which is well worth the five minutes it takes to watch it. My father served in the Army in the Korean War as a combat soldier, so let me just say thanks to the Admiral Emeritus for defending this nation and being part of a 235-year tradition of securing liberty and freedom for us all.  Read more.........  Both are outstanding videos, please watch.

Army Birthday Concert Monday - Charlottesville, Va.
Free Flags for Flag Day
Posted Date: 6/13/2010
Join Us for a Free Community Concert
Monday, June 14th Beginning at 6:30pm
The Charlottesville Pavilion
Celebrating the 235th Birthday of the US Army
Special Guests
Free Cake and Flags
National Guard Fly Over
Fun Activities for the Kids
Music by the Charlottesville Municipal Band
Sponsored by the City of Charlottesville, the Downtown Business Association and the United States Army.

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