Obama Proclaims Flag Day 2015

As every president since Harry S Truman has done each year, at the request of Congress, yesterday Barack Obama proclaimed June 14 to be Flag Day. For more than 200 years, the American flag has been a proud symbol of the people of our Nation and the values for which we stand. In hues of […]

Flag Day in the Portland Metro Area

Like the 4th of July, Fort Vancouver across the Columbia River from Portland in Vancouver, Washington hosts the biggest celebration — though biggest in this case means a few hundred people, not tens of thousands.  Here is a list of this and other local Flag Day events, most on the day itself, Sunday, June 14th. […]

Flag Day, *DC* Flag Day

This Sunday is Flag Day in the United States, celebrating the official adoption of the national flag on 14 June 1777 as the Second Continental Congress decreed: “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 […]

Bastille Day and the Drapeau Francaise

By Patrick Genna In 1991, I took my first trip to Paris. Before leaving, I had memorized 25 key French phrases. But once there I rarely used any of them as I was too intimidated to ask: “ou est le toilette?” Say something in French and you get a reply with comments that you can’t […]

Happy Flag Day!

PFA member Ken Dale took this striking image from the Oregon City Bridge on September 11, 2004. It seems an appropriate image for Flag Day (June 14th). According to former West Lynn major Alice Norris: The photo is from our annual 9/11 ceremony, a silent remembrance of the September 11 attacks. The City of West […]

What flag should I fly today?

Flags want to be flown, and John Hood knows when to fly them, according to history and customs.   In the new issue of PFA’s newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, he draws from his extensive database of flag flying days to suggest a flag a day for the next two months. Also in this issue, Michael Orelove […]