This is a clip of the National Anthem played when networks signed off for the night. This was played on WITI Fox 6 when it signed off for transmitter maintenance only once in 2004. After that it never signed off for the night again.
Grand Ol’ Flag
If you are still the owner of a paper calendar, you will find Flag Day noted on June 14. The date commemorates the day in 1777 when the Second Constitutional Congress adopted the 13-stars and 13-stripes flag for the new nation. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as the official date to honor the flag.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Progressive Flag Day Address
The Spirit of man has awakened
The Soul of man has gone forth
Grant us the wisdom and the vision
to comprehend the greatness of man’s Spirit
that suffers and endures so hugely for a goal
beyond his own brief span
We are all of us children of Earth
Grant us that simple knowledge
If our brothers are oppressed,
then we are oppressed
If they hunger, we hunger
If their freedom is taken away,
our freedom is not secure
Grant us a common faith,
that man shall know bread and peace
That he shall know justice and righteousness,
Freedom and security, an equal opportunity,
and an equal chance to do his best,
not only in our own lands, but throughout the world.
And in that faith, let us march, march toward the clean world,
our hands can make. Amen
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 14, 1942 - Some things just keep coming back around!
And what a difference an election and 4-years make…
On Monday Our Present Progressive President called for U.S. citizens to observe Flag Day and National Flag week “with pride”
In a proclamation as mandated by Congress in 1949, Obama declared June 14 Flag Day and the week in which it lands as National Flag Week.
"This week, we mark nearly one century since that historic proclamation, and more than two centuries since the Second Continental Congress brought 13 United States under a single standard," Obama said.
"Though our flag has changed to reflect the growth of our republic, it will forever remain an emblem of the ideals that inspired our great nation: liberty, democracy, and the enduring freedom to make of our lives what we will."
Obama called on "the appropriate officials to display the flag on all federal government buildings during that week," and for "the people of the United States to observe with pride."
"As we reflect on our heritage, let us remember that our destiny is stitched together like those 50 stars and 13 stripes," Obama said.
Wow… Remember this guy?:
h/t to MJ