Happy Flag Day!



What is Flag Day? It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.

When my 4 oldest children were in elementary school, they always had a ceremony celebrating flag day. I put together a slide show of some of the pictures I have from two of their Flag Day ceremonies. The song that accompanies the slide show is called "Heal The World" and it was the song that they performed the streamer "dance" to. One of the songs they would always sing was "Grand Old Flag". Here are the words to that song:

You're a Grand Old Flag
by George M. Cohan

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

***Click here to hear the Air Force Band play this song***

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