June 14th is Flag Day
Flag Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day.
The design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times since 1777. The current version of the U.S. flag is its 27th. It became official on July 4, 1959, and has been in effect for 47 years. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. How to care for a flag:
- Only flags made specifically for exterior use should be displayed outdoors.
- Do not expose your flag to rain, snow or high winds.
- Do not fly a wet flag. It should be dried completely.
- To keep its rich colors bright, clean your flag regularly.
- Outdoor flags can be hand-washed with warm water and a mild soap, then rinsed and spread out to dry.
- Professional dry cleaning is recommended for indoor/parade flags.
- Do not place the flag where the wind will whip it against rough surfaces, tree branches, wires, or cables.
- Keep pole surfaces free of dirt, rust and corrosion.
- Inspect your flag regularly for signs of wear.
- Dispose of properly.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2019
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN). The Goal is to raise awareness as both abuse and the elderly population continue to grow. It is a global social issue that impacts the health and human rights of millions around the world. Approximately one in six seniors experience some form of abuse so it is an issue which deserves attention.
Father’s Day Prayer
Father God, prayers are lifted-up this Father’s Day for all fathers around the world. Continue to strengthen and to empower them to invest in their families, especially for the sake of their children.
Bless and guide them to continue to be loving fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers. Lead them to be responsible fathers, positive role models, thoughtful and nurturing to all.
Thank You God for all fathers on this special day.