Maryland Blogger: Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day

Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day

Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day


American flags will be flying on many homes on Flag Day in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. The pictured flag flies every day on the grounds of the Kentlands clubhouse. Click on the following link to learn more about Flag Day.


Flag Day in the United States

In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation to: call on government officials in the USA to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day; and to urge US residents to observe Flag Day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.


 American Flag, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Photograph by Roy Kelley

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Comment balloon 13 commentsRoy Kelley • June 11 2017 08:58PM



This is a nice reminder to all of us.  I like seeing the flags flying.  Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 9 days ago

Roy Kelley  What a wonderful day and Betsy Ross made the original flag here in Philadelphia Pa

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 9 days ago

I will always remember Flag Day.  It was also my mother's birthday!  Time to get the flag unfurled!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 days ago

I think everyday should be flag day. BUT, I wouldn't have remembered the 14th was designated as such. Thanks for the reminder Roy Kelley!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) 9 days ago

I too just did a little blog post about the origins of Flag Day! I had thought it was Woodrow Wilson's 1916 declaration that made it official, but I see Truman played a hand in making it recognized. It's always great to learn!

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!) 9 days ago

I have a flag flying every day of the year.  It is in memory of many  loved ones

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 9 days ago

Thanks for remembering.  A day to fly our flag proudly and be proud Americans.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 days ago


Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 8 days ago

Always good to see the American Flag flying.  The red, white, and blue and a backdrop of a sunshiny, marshmellowy clouds, blue sky. Quite dramatic and meaningful. Roy, your photo of the Kentlands flag was quite poignant, also.  Have a nice day!

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 7 days ago

Thank you very much for stopping by. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 7 days ago

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago

You still have time to participate in all three of the ActiveRain contests this month. 

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 4 days ago