The 2nd Continental Congress ran from May 10, 1775, to March 2, 1789. The Journals of the Continental Congress are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress.

From, Vol 8 (22 May - 2 Oct 1777), p 464; (cont.) proceedings of June 14, 1777.

"Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

From, Public Laws Enacted During the First Session of the Eighty-First Congress of the United States of America
, 3 Jan - 19 Oct 1949; Chapter 385.

"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated as "Flag Day", and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day, and urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America.

Approved August 3, 1949."

Happy Flag Day!

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FYI: Our flag was first named Old Glory by a 19th Century sea captain named William Driver, who eventually settled in Nashville, TN. For many years, his gravesite in the old Nashville City Cemetary was the ONLY site where an all-weather flag was flown 24/7. As a former Nashville tour guide, I have taken hundreds of people to view his gravesite. Also, the Broadway composer, George M. Cohan wrote the wonderful rousing song, Grand Old Flag, to honor our flag. James Cagney famously portrayed Mr. Cohan in the equally rousing film, Yankee Doodle Dandy.

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

The Cagney film, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), is an iconic classic, and his performance earned him an Oscar. His dancing and singing is so energetic and different from his previous tough guy roles, and is worth viewing. It is one of my all time favorite films!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

   Uh,I missed it....but I still fly 48 & 49 star flags pretty much daily. They are made better and it's not against the flag code in any way. My 50 star flags simply wore out or stained too easily.

  7 layout flags on 4 out of 8 layouts, the Christmas, carpet central, micro-tv, and N don't have one..... yet      The 4.5x9 has three 50 star versions.. and two 12"x 20" (ish) drapped on the plain side of the backdrop on either side of a view space between them. 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.


Regarding Stephen Driver mentioned by Tinplate Art:

He rescued the mutineers of the Bounty.

Friends presented him with a 24-star flag, which is the flag he first referred to as "Old Glory!" as unfurled for the first time at sea. Because he lived Nashville during the Civil War, he kept the flag hidden during the war.

The flag has an anchor appliqued in the lower-right corner of the canton. ("Old Glory" may no longer be opened up to be photographed, and no color photograph is available.)

Information from: The Stars and The Stripes, by Boleslaw & Marie-Louise D'Otrange Mastai






  An idiot neighbor "loud talking" to another tried to shame me for flying mine a few years back. He thinks "new" is a competition and he is "winning" 😏

....and that his old Polar Express is now worth $800-$1000.."Oh, a really rare Polar Express set eh? Nice"😯

Me walking away β†’ πŸ˜‚

Me in my house crying "uncle" β†’πŸ€£

He's FREE to think what likes πŸ˜‹

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.


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