Honoring The Flag on Flag Day
Folding the flag with pride.
Greetings from General Sarge HQ! Here I am checking in once again for another great patriotic day on the calendar.
Did you know Thursday, June 14th is Flag Day?
While Flag Day isn’t an official federal holiday, it’s been celebrated on June 14th for a long time. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which took place by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress way back in 1777!
That’s 235 years ago!
In honor of the day I gathered a couple of my furry-friend recruits waiting for deployment to help fold the flag. You will also notice a certificate in this picture too. There’s a New York State flag neatly folded in that package which New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently presented to my human-owners’ parents! The flag was flown at the Albany, New York State Legislature building. We’re going to send it to my human-owner PFC Ben in Afghanistan so he can fly it there and remember his home state.
Two Paws Up To All Our Military Branches!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Days like this hit a little closer to home since my human-owner joined the Army. They seem even more real with PFC Benjamin Jeffrey now deployed to Afghanistan. Today is Armed Forces Day. But do you know what Armed Forces Day is? Most people know about Memorial Day – which is next weekend by the way – and of course July 4th Independence Day is big too.
When Digital Bear Molly asked me to write a tribute post here on Behind the Seams I was thrilled and it was all I could do to keep my stuffing from bursting the seams!
Yes, yes, yes I would love to write about this very important day.
I even gathered a bunch of my military furry friends from General Sarge HQ for the occasion. We made a stop at Central Park in my hometown and posed for a picture. We got some interesting looks from people as they passed by, but we saw a lot of smiles too because everyone loves furry friends! If you look real close you will even see my furry-friend brother, Rockin’ Sarge, in the right hand side of the picture sitting in front of my tent and playing his guitar. Rockin’ and his new wife Photo Lady Sadii Sarg – who took this picture – moved back to New York State to be near my human-owner’s parents while my human-owner is deployed. It made us all very happy.