Looking Back


100 years ago

June 12, 1914

Although it has been but a short time since patriotic demonstrations were prevalent in our city, on June 15th, flags should again be seen. Flag Day is really June 14th, but since that date comes on Sunday, June 15th has been decided upon.

Perhaps some are not acquainted with Flag Day, nor do not know its origin. On the 14th of June, 1777, Congress enated:

“That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be thirteen stars, white in blue field, representing a new constellation.” As each new state was ad...

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