In anticipation of Flag Day 2018, I’ve been hearing from a few AnchoredScraps email blog subscribers.
Before beginning, this past Saturday the Flag Act of 1818 Stamp Bicentennial went on sale. The stamp “marks the 200th anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818″.
Flag Day 2018
My thanks to Ellen, one of My Three Muses here at Anchored Scraps. In her letter, it was sharing the Wreaths Across America – Austin and their June 9th program. It was in advance of Flag Day 2018, in partner with Preston C. Sharp. They were having a “Flags and Flowers Placements on Veteran Graves” Program. both have a shared Mission to HONOR VETERANS EVERYDAY NOT JUST ON HOLIDAY.” Preston is a 12-year-old student from Redding, California. Back on Veterans Day 2015, he set a goal to honor veterans in all 50 states.
Next, my thanks to Stamp Club buddy Bruce for sharing with me these two Flag Day 2018 items.
First, there is this from the Library of Congress today. 100 Years Ago: “My Flag Today,” Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), June 14, 1918. I’m including a screenshot of the poem, My Flag Today.
Today is the Army’s 243rd Birthday
Secondly, not only is today Flag Day 2018, Bruce emailed sharing “it is also the Army’s 243rd birthday (the Army being organized before the Declaration of Independence was signed thus pre-dating The Republic).”
“This year’s theme is “Over There! A Celebration of Army Heroes from WWI to Present Day.”
In conclusion, thank you for joining me today! If you see something you believe has a great letter writing tie-in, please feel free to share with me via my Contact Form, email, and/or snail mail.
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Library of Congress, @librarycongress #ChronAm!
June 14: U.S. Army celebrating 243rd Birthday wtvy.com
In addition, you may enjoy these previous AnchoredScraps Flag Day Posts.