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1862--Congressional National Holidays Resolution-2012
150th Anniversary
Flag Day
and
Constitution Day

June 11-12, 1862

Dear Friends,

Greetings..
 
"While I'm Sure You Are Aware"
 
 
"June 14th"
is..
 
 
"Flag Day"
which
"Is BASED On"
 
 
"The Second Continental Congress"
"Flag Resolution"
of
1777
THUS
making
2012
"The 235th Anniversary!!"
 
However,
"My Guess Is"
MOST YOU ARE NOT AWARE
that
2012
is
ALSO
The 151st Anniversary
of..
 
 
THE FIRST FLAG DAY
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FD-DC/09-Hartford-Index.html
and
MORE IMPORTANTLY
for
"This Year"
which
IS
The 150th Anniversary
of..
 
 
"The National Holidays Resolution"
aka
"The Flag Day & Constitution Day Resolution"
aka
 
 
H Res 84
that was
INTRODUCED
in
"The Unites States House Of Representatives"
by..
 
 
Congressman Dwight Loomis
of
Connecticut
 
 
at..
 
 
"The End Of The Session"
on..
 
 
"June 11, 1862"
23 YEARS
"Before"
 
 
CONVENTIONAL
"Wisdom"
and..
 
 
"THE SAME"
United States House Of Representatives
says
"Flag Day Originated In Wisconsin"
in
"1885!!"

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-108hres662eh/pdf/BILLS-108hres662eh.pdf
 
Well...
 
"That's A Little Embarrassing"
(However, In Their Defense There Was No Information To The Contary At That Time Available On The Web Or In Reference Material..Aside From The Erroneous 1912 Kansas Cyclopedia)
as is
"The Fact"
IT
was..
 
 
"Put On the Table"
 
 
"June 12th"
WHERE
"It Sat"
UN-NOTICED
(Since The Resolution Was Titled "National Holidays" Not Flag Day or Constitution Day..Neither Made It Into The Globe Index..Making if Difficult If Not Impossible To Find Unless You Got Lucky Or Knew Better)
for
"The Last 150 Years"
since
"The Resolution"
was
NEVER
"Ordered To Be Printed"
like..
 
 
"Most Resolutions!!"
 
However,
"As Luck Would Have It"
FIVE YEARS AGO
"Put The Snoop To It"
which is when
 
 
"Mr. Lincoln and I"
(It Really Is A Lock Of His Hair)
FOUND
 
 
THE ORIGINAL
"Hand Written"
and
"Only Known Copy"
of
"The Resolution"
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FlagDay-150/FD-Congress-Index.html
with
"The Assistance"
of..
 
 
Mr. Rod Ross
Legislative Archivist
WHO
"Coincidentally"
was..
 
 
"Born On Flag Day!!"
 
"Hard To Believe!!"
 
And then..
 
"It Gets Better"
because..
 
 
"The 1862 Congressional Resolution"
contains
"The Exact Same Wording"
as..
 
 
"The Connecticut Resolution"
which
PASSED





"The Connecticut Assembly"
on
June 17, 1862
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/PFDP/FD-Conn-Index.html
BOTH
of which
WERE
"Initiated"
(There Is No Direct Evidence That The CT Resolution Was..But There Is For the House Version...That Being The Case Since They Are Identical It Seems Logical)
by..
 


 
Jonathan F. Morris
NOT





"George Morris"
(As Is So Often Copied From This Erroneous Report in the 1912 Kansas Cyclopedia..Which Is The Only Known Reference Source Crediting Morris..George or Jonathan)
(In 2006 When I First Started The Flag Research In Earnest For The 90th Anniversary of The First Presidential Flag Day Proclamation
The 1912 Cyclopedia Was Only Available In Hard Copy In Limited Locations And There Were NO Web References)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Day_%28United_States%29

http://articles.courant.com/2011-06-12/news/hc-ct-911-flag-day-0613-20110612_1_flag-day-tattered-flag-national-flag


http://courtbard.tripod.com/id109.html
of
Hartford, CT
as..
 
 


 
 
DESCRIBED
"Straight"
from..
 
 
"The Horses Mouth"
in..
 
 
"His 1891 SAR Flag Day Address!!"
(Jonathan Morris Was A Founding Member Of The CT Society-SAR, Was Chairman Of The Flag Day Committee..And Treasurer Of The Connecticut Historical Society..So He Was Speaking To A Home Crowd)

(For The Complete Text..Click Below)

http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FlagDay-150/LWO-200.pdf
 
Accordingly,
"If We"
CONNECT
"The Dots"
ONE CAN SEE



"A Semi-Continuous Line"
(It Is Possible I Misses Articles In The Off Years Since The Type Is So Small..And Just Because There Wasn't An Article Doesn't Mean They Didn't Fly Flags & Celebrate The Day)
(However The Important Point Is That We Can See A Pattern of Activity Or Course Of Conduct..Which Then Clearly Ties 1861 to 1891 And What We Celebrate Today As Flag Day)
of
"Activity"
and
"Celebration"
from
1861 to 1891
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FD-DC/09-Hartford-Index.html
MAKING
 
 
Jonathan Morris
and..
 


Charles Dudley Warner
"The Editor"
who
WROTE






"The National Holidays Editorial"
and
RAN





 "The Flag Day Story" 
NOT
 
 
Bernard Cigrand
(And All This 4 Years Before Cigrand Was Born)
(Nothing Personal Since He Lived In Batavia, Illinois For A Time While Working On Flag Day Activites Which Is Of Course On The Lincoln Highway...But Think The Facts Speak For Themselves)
as is
"So Often Claimed"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_J._Cigrand

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17616013

http://www.nationalflagday.com/bjc.asp

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1468824/Bernard-J-Cigrand

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-history-of-flag-day.html

(And On And On It Goes)



THE TRUE
"Originator"
and
"Facilitator"
(This Article Dated June 10, 1903 In The Washington Star..Clearly Indicates It Was A Well KNOWN Fact That Somehow Has Been Lost To The Ages)
of
WHAT AMERICA CELEBRATES TODAY
(There Is No Evidence To Date That Anyone Celebrated Either Flag Day Or Constitution Day Prior To 1861..But It Is Theoretically Possible)
(That Being The Case Think It Wise To Use The Qualifying Statesmen..What We Celebrate TODAY..Since The Evidence Proves IT Came Directly From 1861)
as..


"Flag Day"
and
"Constitution Day!!"
 
Accordingly,
 
 
LAST YEAR
"In Spite"
of..
 
 
"My"
 
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FEC-2011/Essay-Index.html

http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FEC-2011/FEC-2011-PR.pdf
 
 
"My Best Efforts"
 
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FlagDay-150/FD-2011-PR.pdf
and..
 
 
"Those Of Others"
(He Contacted Me)
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/unhappy-flag-day/
was
"Unsuccessful"
in
PROPER
"Recognition"
and
 
 
"A 150th Anniversary Celebration"
SIMILAR
to...
 


"The 1929 Celebration"
since
"In Spite Of Having The Facts"
http://lincoln-highway-museum.org/FlagDay-150/FD-150-Index.html
with
"Plenty Of Time To Act"
(A Little Over Two Months)
Congress
CHOSE
to
CELEBRATE
The 90th Anniversary
of..
 
 
"White Castle"
on..
 
 
"The Steps Of The Capitol"
INSTEAD
of
The 150th Anniversary
of..
 
 
"Flag Day!!"
 
I mean..
"What Can You Say!!"



(It Has Been 40 Years Since The Last Official Flag Day Celebration Was Held On The Capitol Steps)
and..







(92 Years Since The First..Which Were Held Every Year By The GAR & WRC With Few Exceptions For Weather or War)
 
That being the case..
 
,
 
"Was Prepared To Walk Away"
and..
 
 
 
"Let Things Be"
BUT
as
"A Direct Result"
of..
 
 
"My Mother's Passing"







(I Told The Story Of The Discovery of The True Origins Of Flag Day & How She Was The Catalyst That Made It All Happen Since She Was A Coryell & Ancestor To George Coryell, Pall Bearer To George Washington)
(It's A Long Story..And Was Followed By The Draping of the Flag..And Pinning Of Colonel Moss's Old Glory Medal)



CAME HOME
for..
 
 
"The First Time In 11 Years"
after..



"Flying"





"The Flag"





"Across The Continent"
and...
 
 
THREE
 
 
"Inaugural"
 
 
"Appearances"
(Spirit of The Lincoln Way Fire Truck In The 2001, 2005 & 2009 Inaugural Parades With Me In The White Hat On Top)
and
"Ran Across"
 
 
"These Interesting Items"
(When I Was 6 Years Old)
(I Mean..What Are The Odds On That..100 Years To the Day..And Now 50 Years Later We Finally Learn The True History of Flag Day)
which
CAST




 
"A New Light"
on..


"The Situation"
and
INSPIRED ME
to
CONTINUE
"The Effort"
for
"The Proper & True Recognition"
of
"Flag Day"
in
HER HONOR
since..
 
"There Is"
SERIOUS
 
 
"Confusion"
 on..
 
 
"The Matter!!"
 
So..
 
Needless to say,
"With That In Mind"
IT SEEMS TO ME
"This Year"
IS
"The Proper Time"
to
SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
and
DISPLAY
for
"The First Time In 150 Years"
for
ALL THE WORLD TO SEE
 
 
"The Original"
1862 National Holidays Resolution
which
FOREVER
"Binds"



"Flag Day"
and
"Constitution Day"
in
HER HONOR
since
"This Page Would Not Exist"
were it
NOT
for
"HER!!"
 

Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
 



Hartford, CT 1861--Jonathan Flynt Morris--1861
"The Father Of Flag Day"
June 14, 1861
Hartford, CT



"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI



Jonathan Flynt Morris
"The Father Of Flag Day"
June 14, 1861

Patriot/President
Charter Oak Bank
Hartford, CT
1822-1899

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"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI
June 14th 1861--The Facilitators--1862
June 14th
Senator Henry Welch Charles Dudley Warner Judge Dwight Loomis


Senator Henry K. W. Welch
Introduced State Holidays Resolution 
Connecticut State Assembly
June 5, 1862

State Senator
Hartford, CT
1821-1870

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Charles Dudley Warner
"Wrote Flag Day Editorial"
Hartford Evening Press
June 10, 1861

Editor
Hartford Evening Press
Hartford, CT
1829-1900

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Judge Dwight Loomis
Introduced National Holidays Resolution
US House of Representatives
June 11, 1862

Congressman
Hartford, CT
1821-1903

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June 14, 1772
1777--History of Flag Day--2012
235th Anniversary
June 14, 2012

  
      



"Resolved that the Flag of the United Stated be
13 stripes alternate red and white, that the
Union be 13 stars white in a blue field representing
a new constellation."

Journal of Congress
June 14, 1777






National Archives "Birth of the American Flag"
Historic Postcard
Liberty Loan Scrapbooks

National Archives



June 14, 1861 1861--Flag Day in Hartford--1861
First Known Flag Day Celebration
June 14, 1861








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Laid On The Table
June 12, 1862
1862--Flag Day In US Congress--1862
Legislative History
Laid On The Table
June 12, 1862









Original Flag Day-Constitution Day Resolution
National Archives
Washington, DC



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Passed
June 17, 1862
1862--Flag Day In Connecticut--1862
Legislative History
Passed
June 17, 1862








Original Flag Day-Constitution Day Resolution
Connecticut State Library
New Haven, CT



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50 States 1910--Modern Flag Day History--1953
Official Documents
50 States




1893-Presidential-1929
Flag Day Files

Official Documents

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

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1916-Presidential-2007
Flag Day Proclamations

Official Documents

Library of Congress
Law Library

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1910-Congressional-1953
Flag Day Legislation

Congressional Record

Library of Congress
Law Library

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June 14th 1885--Additional Facilitators--1953
June 14th
Dr. Bernard J. Cigrand William T. Kerr Mrs. Laura B. Prisk Colonel James A. Moss


Dr. Bernard J. Cirgand
"Claimed As Father Of Flag Day"
1866-1932

Founder/President
National Flag Day Association
Chicago, IL

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William T. Kerr
"Father of Flag Day Legislation"
1868-1953

Founder/President
American Flag Day Association
Pittsburgh, PA

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Mrs. Laura B. Prisk
"Mother of Nat'l Flag Day" 1875-1950

Founder/President
Nat'l Flag Day Association-US
New York, NY

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Colonel James A. Moss
US Army Retired
 
1872-1941

Founder/ Director General
United States Flag Association
Washington, DC

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  Dwight Braman Ben Altheimer  






Dwight Braman
"??"
1861-1929

Founder/President
Allied Patriotic Societies
New York, NY

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Ben Altheimer
"Father of Flag Day"
1850-1938

Originator
Flag Day Celebration
St Louis, MO

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First Presidential
Flag Day Proclamation
1916--The Greatest Flag Day In American History--1916
President Leads Parade Down Pennsylvania Ave.
The Lincoln Highway
First Presidential
Flag Day Proclamation



            

"The Greatest Flag Day in American History"
June 14, 1916

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1895--Flag Day In Washington--1972




Women's Relief Corp US Government Services Woman's Relief Corp


1895-1919
Women's Relief Corp

First Celebrations In Washington
Churches & Schools

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Complete Details


1913-1919
US Government Services
First Presidential Events
Government Departments

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Complete Details


1920-1972
Woman's Relief Corp
Allied Patriotic Societies 
US Capitol

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Complete Details

The Elks United States Flag Association American Legion

1911-19??
The Elks
Sylvan Theater
Washington, DC

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Complete Details



1927-1929-1939
United States Flag Association

Sunday Vesper Service
US Capitol

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Complete Details


19??-19??
American Legion

Meridian Hill Park
Washington, DC

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Complete Details

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Washington, DC 1916--Flag Day Parades--1932
Washington, DC
1916--Flag Day--1916
Preparedness Day Parade
1932--Flag Day--1932
Washington Bicentennial Parade


1916
Flag Day
Preparedness Day Parade

President Wilson Leads 80,000
Pennsylvania Ave

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Complete Biography


1932
Flag Day
Washington Bicentennial Parade

President Hoover Reviews Parade
US Capitol

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Complete Biography


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40 Governors Issue
Flag Day Proclamation
1777--Flag Day--1927
150th Anniversary
June 14, 1927
President Coolidge Issues Flag Day Letter
40 Governors Issue
Flag Day Proclamation












 





Flag Day
150th Anniversary
President Coolidge Issues Flag Day Letter

June 14, 1927

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11 Governors Issue
Flag Day Proclamations
1777--Flag Day--2007
230th Anniversary
June 14, 2007
President Bush Issues Flag Day Proclamation

11 Governors Issue
Flag Day Proclamations









Flag Day
230th Anniversary
June 14, 2007
President Issues Flag Day Proclamation

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