National Flag Day of USA
The national flag of any country is an expression of the motherland. Every country has a specified day called Flag Day to honour its national flag, and fly it sky high with respect. In the United States, National Flag Day is celebrated with pride on June 14. It is the day to honour the American Flag that is supposed to be the symbol of strength and unity.
The American Flag that we see today has 13 horizontal alternating red and white stripes that represent the 13 colonies and the white stars are representatives of 50 states. It was created in 1960 after the addition of Hawaii as the 50th state. The Flag has changed designs more frequently than any other flag in the whole world with about 27 different versions of the familiar red, white and blue.
At the same time, the world is celebrating the largest sporting event in the world, FIFA World Cup 2010. I have posted an article – Follow FIFA World Cup on Twitter on June 11, 2010, the day the mega event started.
Today, one of my earliest friends on twitter, Dr Shawn Finch, visited my blog and wrote a comment on this article:
– Shawn Finch on June 14, 2010 at 22:22
I wanted to thank her and visited her profile page. To my pleasant surprise, I found her using the cool twitter hashflag for USA in her innovative Flag Day greetings on twitter.
Shawn Finch is a veterinarian and Mom. She works at Banfield, The Pet Hospital of Papillion. She also writes for Omaha.net and Carefresh.
I shall strongly recommend my blog readers to follow her on twitter. Her user name on twitter is @Finch93, please follow her.
This prompted me to explore further, and I made a twitter search for USA #flag day. And I found plenty of Flag Day messages with tiny USA flag.
I found an interesting tweet from Tooele County Democratic Party (@TooeleDems).
The link in this tweet took me to The National Flag Day Foundation. I am giving below a small introduction about the US National Flag from their home page, for details visit the site.
The National Flag Day Foundation
I would end the article with a video posted on YouTube.
FLAG DAY 2010 is Mon. June 14
Philnatic1776 – June 13, 2010 – Please fly your American Flags proudly. This is one of my favorite videos and I thought it proper to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it.
To all my esteem readers from USA – Happy National Flag Day!
Please, also read: Follow FIFA World Cup on Twitter
Complete list of FIFA World Cup 2010 Twitter images #flags.