Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th

Hello Everyone,

I want to wish everyone a happy and safe fourth of July. For those of you celebrating other holidays enjoy yourself. In the states, we celebrate the 4th as our independence day from Great Britain and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Flags are flown at half-staff today to honor those who have died in the service of our country and others. President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed this standard for flying the American flag on March 1, 1954. This year our flag is celebrating it's fiftieth birthday.

Here is a tidbit telling you how the flag should be raised at half-staff. When placing the United States flag into the half-staff position, the flag should be raised quickly to the top of the pole first and then slowly lowered to the position in which it flies halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. When lowering the flag to be taken off the pole, it should first be raised briskly to the top of the pole and then slowly lowered to waiting arms and then properly folded.

Please remember our men and women who are still fighting for freedom here at home and across the world. Pray for their safety.

Next week, there will not be a blog post because I'll be in Colorado where the humidity isn't as high as it is here. Smile.

For those who may look at the TAPPS magazine, my book, ADDICTION is being advertised in it. Sorry but the magazine can only be found in a book store.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. See you again on the 18th.



Sarah McNeal said...

Thank you for the information about the flag raising and lowering to half mast. I didn't know that and it was very interesting to learn about it.
Also, thank you for your words about remembering and keeping the men and women in service to our country in our hearts today. Most of them are just kids. For all our problems, the United States of America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.
I loved yoour blog.
Sarah McNeal

Sandy said...

Thank you, Sarah.

I thought that tidbit about the flag raising might interest people. Smile.

Yes, most of the women and men in our armed forces are just kids. They've always been the ones to go off to fight the wars.

You're right that the United States of America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave even with our problems.

I'm glad you liked this blog. Once in awhile I get a little contraversial on my topics, but this one should satisfy everyone. I hope. Smile.

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Hello Sandy, very interesting post! I didn't know those things, and I'm one of those persons who knows about flag day being on June 14. :)
I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. I know you'll love Colorado. I do! The air is very dry here. It's nice, but hard on the skin and hair. -hugs, Laura H.

Sandy said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad I taught something new. lol I wish we could get together while I'm in Colorado but all of my time will spent with family.

I always love Colorado, Laura. I get there once a year.


April Ash said...

Enjoy your trip and congrats on the ad for your book!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Marianne/April. It will be a fun trip.

robynl said...

Happy 4th of July Sandy; I, too, found the info on flags interesting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled time with family.

Sandy said...

Thank you, RobynL.

It's always good to hear from you. It's always fun to be with family.