June 14 - Flag Day - Today is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation.....one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon.
You could show your pride in our country, support of our troops and thanks for our rights by displaying the flag today - and did you know that there are proper ways to display the flag:
There is a right way and a wrong way to display the flag. The American flag should be held in the highest of regards. It represents our nation and the many people who gave their lives for our country and our flag. Here are the basics on displaying the American flag:
The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.
In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.
The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.
The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.
After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It's called "half staff" on land ,and "half mast" on a ship.
When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field , or "union", is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).
The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.
The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.
Never let your flag touch the ground, never...period.
Fold your flag when storing. Don't just stuff it in a drawer or box.
When your flag is old and has seen better days, it is time to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it in the trash.
Did you Know? There is a very special ceremony for retiring the flag by burning it. It is a ceremony everyone should see.Your local Boy Scout group knows the proper ceremony and performs it on a regular basis. If you have an old flag, give it to them. And, attend the ceremony.
June 14 - Nursing Assistants Day - and First day of National Nursing Assistants Week! So show some love and spread the appreciation today. Thanks to all of you doing such a great job out there!!
June 15 - Smile Power Day - Smiles are contagious...really - just try it! Give everyone you see a big, friendly smile. You never know, you're warm smile just might turn someone's day right around...for the good!
June 16 - Fresh Veggies Day - not only good for you but yummy too so relish Fresh Veggies Day with a bountiful supply of fresh picked veggies!
June 17 - Eat Your Vegetables Day - Strategically created in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, this day is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce a healthy portion of vegetables into your diet. No doubt about it, Eat Your Vegetables Day was created to promote a more heallthy diet.......for life!
June 17 World Juggler's Day - Juggling is a skill and form of entertainment that has been around for thousands and thousands of years. Some of the earliest recorded history supplies proof that juggling was around during the early days of civilized Man. Juggling is primarily entertainment. It is most well documented in Medieval times in Europe. We are all jugglers in a way - multitasking is juggling the "balls" of life!
June 18 Go Fishing Day - and what better time to out and ignore life for a day, relax and spend some time in the outdoors. Catching dinner can be thrilling....and drinking the beer while waiting will make the clean-up less irritating!!
June 18 International Panic Day - I suppose we all should take some time out of our lives every once in a while to panic...it helps releive stress.
June 18 National Splurge Day - Oh yeah!! excessively treating myself to shopping, eating and shopping sounds like a plan to me!!
June 19 World Sauntering Day - The dictionary defines sauntering as walking along slowly, happily and aimlessly. I shall saunter my day away!
June 20 Ice Cream Soda Day - If this was yesterday I could have sauntered my way to the ice cream parlor for one! But, none the less I will enjoy one - my fave? fanta with vanilla icecream: like a creamsicle!
June 20 National Hollerin' Contest Day - Since 1969 this holiday has been keeping people hollerin' at the top of their lungs! Feel free to let everyone hear ya