Flag Day and Happy Birthday Army!

| June 14, 2019

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Flag Day is celebrated annually in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some key things to know about the holiday.

Its origins date back to 1885, when a schoolteacher in Wisconsin had his class honor “Flag Birthday” on June 14 to mark the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. From there, communities across the country began to mark the day, according to americaslibrary.gov. On that day, June 14, 1777, John Adams spoke about the flag at a meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

“Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation,” Adams said during the meeting.

On May 30 1916, President Woodrow Wilson made a presidential proclamation, which officially established Flag Day, according to americaslibrary.gov. It was not until 1949, however, that President Harry Truman signed an act of Congress designating June 14 as Flag Day.

Flag Day marks the official adoption of the American flag that flies all over the country today. The Flag Resolution of 1777 declared, in part: “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 a new constellation.”

Flag Day is celebrated with parades, essay contests, ceremonies and events sponsored by groups like the National Flag Day foundation, whose goal is to preserve the history and honor to the nation’s symbol, Old Glory.

The United States Code devotes an entire section to the Flag Code, which covers how citizens should respectfully display and treat the American flag.

Hat tip to The Atlanta Journal for the post.

Category: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy

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5th/77th FA

The colors are posted daily at Firebase Magnolia and retired just before sunset. My Scots/Irish ancestors were among the FIRST to serve under the Stars and Stripes in 1776 and have served in every conflict since. The Flag covering Papa’s casket is in an honored place at the home of his name sake grandson.

ps: BTW…Happy Birthday US Army…go and beat Navy

The Stranger

Yep, Happy Flag Day. And as I mentioned in the feel good stories thread, Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Army!


Ed commented:

“…you don’t look a day over 243.”

That is because we, the US Army, have had so many “face lifts” with our uniforms!




To The King Of Battle & Pappy, The Engineer:

Yep. You both are correct.

Today is Flag Day AND the US Army’s 244th Birthday…😉🎉🎂

If I am not mistaken, I think our Admin and Moderators are Navy/Marine Corps.

All of them have done a fantastic job taking over after Jonn’s passing, so I am confident they will post a Thread on our Army’s Birthday.

Happy Birthday and a Salute to all who served in the US Army, pass and present.

Also, a big Thanks to our Sister Services: Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard for working with us as a Team, all for our Country…and our Flag.

This one is for you, Jonn (Rest In Peace):


Have a great rest of June.

Will be MIA for a while again, but I will return…😎

The Stranger

Apparently it is also President Trump’s birthday as well.


Yep, today is President Trump’s 73rd…

Happy Birthday to our Commander in Chief!

For those who desire to wish him Happy Birthday, here is the Official Site:


The Stranger

OK. In honor of the Army’s 244th Birthday and also as a tribute to our very own 5th/77th FA, here are the lyrics to the “Caisson Song”, whose tune was adapted for use as the Army’s song as well. See, King of Battle, I did drink on it last night and after the 2nd beer, I decided to “roll” with this today. Here we go:

Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And those caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And those caissons go rolling along.

Then it’s hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where e’er you go,
You will always know
That those caissons go rolling along.

In the storm, in the night,
Action left or action right
See those caissons go rolling along
Limber front, limber rear,
Prepare to mount your cannoneer
And those caissons go rolling along.

Was it high, was it low,
Where the hell did that one go?
As those caissons go rolling along
Was it left, was it right,
Now we won’t get home tonight
And those caissons go rolling along.

5th/77th FA

Tanks “Pappy” Brought a little leakage to my peepers.

“Bring up the 12 pounders…All the horses are dead here Sir!”

“Well bring ’em up by mules then…All the mules are dead here Sir!”

“Then bring up by hand Boys…All the battery men are dead here Sir!”

“But I need them 12 pounders…There ain’t no Artillery left here Sir!”

You my dawg The Stranger. You’ll be my dawg even if you never leave the porch!…ESSAYON


So Proud to Be a Soldier…Happy 244th Birthday, US Army!


Flag Day….and the Pledge of Allegiance…a Classic by Red Skelton.

Never Forget.


5th/77th FA

Thanks for these AnotherPat! Get well and hurry back!



Happy Birthday Army!

Semper Fidelis.

A Proud Infidel®™️

Happy Birthday, Army,


The Donkey

Where’s that goat 🐐? I feel like kicking something…

cc senor

When Freedom called, we answered.