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Star Spangled Banner

This Saturday, June 14th, 2014, is Flag Day. This is the day we Americans celebrate the adoption of our national flag on June 14th, 1777. Until the latter part of the 19th century, we didn’t have a separate day celebrating our beloved banner. As a matter a fact, it wasn’t until the summer of 1949 that President Truman signed an act making June 14th National Flag Day. You can read more about our flag’s history here.

This year, the 200th anniversary of our national anthem the Star-Spangled Banner, the Smithsonian Institution is hosting a major┬ácelebration. Here are details: (more…)

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Spirit of '76When you join the Daughters of the American Revolution, you know you’re joining an organization that is deeply rooted in our nation’s heritage, including its religious heritage. For almost 125 years, the DAR has included the name of Jesus in its prayers and publications.

According to an email sent out today, the DAR is not condemning the use of Jesus’ name in publications and proceedings, it’s just removed some references to His name and other allegedly contentious bits of Christianity from print to be more inclusive. While this appears to have been done over a year ago, this is the first official communication I recall seeing on the subject. (more…)

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