Bastille Day is the French national holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. The Bastille was a prison where political prisoners were held and tortured. The attack on the Bastille was the beginning of the French revolution and ultimately the execution of King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette. In 1880, Benjamin Raspail suggested making July 14th a National French holiday and it has been celebrated every since then. The French tricolor flag was officially adopted in 1794 and it is believed that the colors red and blue are linked to the City of Paris and the white is from the House of Bourbon.
You can join the French in celebrating this hoilday by flying the French flag.
You can find our selection of French flags here https://www.anyflag.com/AFG/category/FRANCE-FLAGS.html
This is a great time to join with the citizens of Canada in celebrating Canada Day and the Canada flag. Canada day is a federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
150 years ago ! Congratulations Canada !
The Canada flag we see today began flying in February 15th, 1965. In 1964 the Prime minister, Lester Pearson, proposed that Canada have its own flag. The flag we see today was chosen from more than 4 thousand suggestions. Before 1965, Canada flew the British Red Ensign with the Canadian coat of arms on it.
The Romanian National Flag Day, June 26th, has been celebrated since 1998, when the Romanian lawmakers adopted a law introducing it. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said “Let’s respectfully honor those who made possible the Unification of the Principalities in 1859, those who sacrificed themselves in the War of Independence, in the First and Second World Wars.” The national flag of Romania is a blue, yellow and red tricolor, with the colors being arranged in vertical stripes of equal size. The colors are arranged vertically in the following order from the flagpole: blue, yellow, and red. The blue, yellow and red tricolor was first adopted in Wallachia in 1834, but not as a national symbol, but as a flag of merchant ships and native militia units. The stripes were arranged horizontally, with the red stripe at the top and the blue at the bottom. In the revolutionary context, the Romanian revolutionaries flew the blue, yellow and red flag in 1848, with vertical stripes. The tricolor became the national flag in 1859, but with the colors arranged horizontally. The blue color was on top until 1862. In 1867, both the national and military flags were changed to the vertical arrangement, with the colors in the following order: blue hoist, yellow, and red. The flag has gone through several changes over time, especially related to the coat of arms. The plain tricolor was reestablished once the Communist era ended.
Read the entire article here. https://www.romania-insider.com/romania-celebrates-national-flag-day/
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This years, 127th Tournament of Roses Parade will highlight the National Park Service Centennial anniversary with park-themed floats, and an equestrian unit.
The theme for the Rose Parade, “Find Your Adventure,” honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Parade float designers are encouraged to use America’s national, cultural, and historical parks as inspiration. The Rose Parade will take place on January 1, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif.
We are proud to have made the four Custom Flags that will be on the National Park Service float this year. One is the beautiful National Park Service logo (shown below), this is a Swallowtail style flag and it is all appliqued sewn construction. The other three flags are, 2016 National Park Service Centennial, Find Your Park, Yosemite Conservancy. These are printed flags. All are 4 x 6 ft. size and double sided.
National Park Service Flag.
Click here to read more about the National Park Service and the Rose Parade visit their website
About Wounded Warrior Project®
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has grown into a holistic rehabilitative effort to assist warriors with visible and invisible wounds as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of wounded service members, family members, and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs.
The 20 programs of WWP are specifically structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment. Warrior families and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support the recovery of their injured warrior. All programs are provided free of charge for warriors and their families.
Thank you for helping foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
Learn more about how your support contributes to the positive and lasting impact WWP has on wounded servicemen and women at woundedwarriorproject.org.
There’s another flag that’s makings its way on the flagpole, inside churches, and even on T-shirts. It’s a white flag with an evergreen tree in the center and the words “An Appeal to Heaven” written across the top. It emerged long before the Christian flag and was a predecessor to the Don’t Tread on Me flag.
This was the banner George Washington used on his navy ships to signal that their only hope against British rule and religious persecution was an appeal to heaven. Washington cried out to God for deliverance from British tyranny.
British philosopher John Locke believed inalienable rights came from God, not from laws of man. In his Second Treatise of Government, he wrote, “And where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have liberty to appeal to heaven … .”
To read this complete article you can find it at the following link: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/50481-after-our-nation-s-fall-does-christian-america-need-a-new-flag