Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Flag Day

Who knew Flag Day was started right here in Hartford 150 years ago, at the beginning of the Civil War?  Thanks to Cam B. and John C-M for getting up VERY early to put out flags in Simsbury today.  Great way to keep up the troop tradition.  Downtown looked great.

According to the official flag code, the flag should be displayed outdoors between sunrise and sunset.  Cam and John took care of sunrise (which was hidden by the rain).  Nate L., Harley, and Ryan C. got the flags down at sunset.

Stay tuned for more information about flag retirement later this summer at the historical society, including a Civil War film, revolutionary war cannon, tomahawk throwing, and an optional campover.

Follow the link in the title for a cool article about the history of Flag Day, June 14.

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