West Seattle scene: Flag Day 2019

The Stars and Stripes are up along the heart of the West Seattle Junction today. It’s Flag Day, celebrating the 242nd birthday of the American flag. More history here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Flag Day 2019"

  • Chuck June 14, 2019 (10:07 am)

    This post makes me wish you had emojis. Big “heart” goes here. 

  • BJG June 14, 2019 (12:30 pm)

    Totally forgot! With fed holidays moving to 3 day weekends I forgot some actual dates are still the originals. So a half day of flag flying is better than no celebration. It’s out now. Thanks, WSB! 

    • WSB June 14, 2019 (12:37 pm)

      This isn’t an official “holiday” – more an observance – so perhaps that’s why it gets to keep its date.

  • BJG June 14, 2019 (1:42 pm)

    Day of remembrance, honor, observance, whatever term is used, I’m glad it is not just a random Monday.

  • Bill June 14, 2019 (3:57 pm)

    I agree with the other commenters. We honor America’s democracy (currently at stake) and the flag that stands for it. Nice to see headlines like this: “It’s Donald Trump’s birthday, but it’s #JohnMcCain Day on Twitter.” While I disagreed with a lot of McCain’s actions, he did serve our flag and our nation with honor and courage. On the other hand, tRump makes a mockery of democracy, is willing to commit treason to advance his own power, and holds the flag in a creepy, unsavory, inappropriate way – we’ve all seen the photos. 

  • 98126res June 15, 2019 (10:33 am)

    WS blog consistently exceeds expectations, but the photo here makes me sad.  Flag Day Decoration in Alaska Junction by  American Legion Post 160 and volunteers is a great annual tradition.  Just a single day is set aside to honor the US flag each year.  A search online yields tons of interesting info about Flag Day:   (Britannica.com)  Flag Day in the United States, a day honoring the national flag, is observed every June 14. The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the US approved the design for its first national flag.Also, the biased comment above has no place in an uplifting respectful story about US Flag Day.  Not sure why it was allowed. 

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