The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202) 536-5329




Dear Friends,
 
Greetings..
 
Per our
Flag Day
"Conversations"
here is..
 
 
"The Editorial"
dated
June 10, 1861
by..
 
 
Charles Dudley Warner
that
"Started It All"
i.e.
 
 
 
"The First Public Celebration"
of
"Flag Day"
in
"American History!!"
 
It was written
"At The Request"
of
 
 
Jonathan F. Morris
who
"Came Up With The Idea"
for
"Flag Day"
and
"Constitution Day"
shortly after
President Lincoln
called for
"Troops"
in
"1861!!"
 
That being the case,
"This Year"
marks
The 150th Anniversary
of
"The First Flag Day"
which
"To My Way Of Thinking"
should be
"Celebrated"
"Here In Washington"
in
"Some"
"Official Manner!!"
 
And since,
Congresman Larson
represents
Hartford
it seems
"Altogether Fitting"
that
"He Should Take A Leadership Position"
to
"Celebrate The Event"
and
"Set The Record Straight"
since..
 
 
 
"There Seems to Be Some Confusion In The Matter"
even at..
 
  
 
"The Highest Levels!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Here's The Story"
"Straight"
from..
 
 
 
 
 

 
"The Horses Mouth"
in..


"1891!!"
 
And..
 
Speaking of 1891..
 
"That Same Year"
The SAR
aka
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan Morris
(He Was A Charter Member..And Upon His Motion The CT Chapter Was Formed)
adopted..
 
 
"The Flag Day Resolution"
which was
"The Beginning"
of
"The Modern Day"
"Flag Day!!"
 
In that regards,
here is the link to
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/FD-DC/09-Hartford-Index.html
The Hartford Time Line
via
The Hartford Evening Press
and
Courant
that
"Provides"
"The Smoking Gun"
i.e.
"Evolution"
from
1861 to 1891
and..
 
 
(World Book 1956)
 
 
(2007 World Book)
"Sets The Record Straight!!"

(Not True-Can Find No Such Congressonal Action)





(Congress Ajorned In March of 1877 and Didn't Come back Until October)
 
Accordingly,
"As You Can See"
"Jonathan"
was...
 
 
"Quite A Guy"
and
"Should Be"
properly
"Honored"
for
"His Contribution"
to
"American History!!"
 
Accordingly,
since
"There Used To Be"
"An Annual"


"Flag Day Celebration"
on..


"The Steps Of The Capitol"
from
www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/Capitol-FD/Capitol-Index.html
"It Seems"
"The Logical Place"
and
"Time"
to
"Re-Establish"
"The Tradition"
and..



"Honor"



Mr. Morris
and..
 
 
"The Various Other"
"Flag Day"
"Pioneers"
for
"Their"


"Service To The Flag!!"
 
In that regard,
"Put Together Several Web Pages"
for
The 230th Anniversary
in
2007
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PFDP/FD230-Index.html
 
which covers
"The 1861 Event"
as well as
"Many Of The Players"
with
"The Exception"


Jonathan Morris
because
"At The Time"
"Didn't Have All The Facts!!"
 
But..
 
"If Everyone Does Their Part"
that will
"All Change This Year!!"
 
And..
 
"Speaking Of Which"
here is..
 
 
"The Long Lost"
"Original"
and
"Only Copy"
(It Was Not Ordered To Be Printed)
of..
 
 
The 1862 Congressional Flag Day/Constitution Day Resolution
introduced by
Congressman Loomis
which
"Did Not Pass"
but..
 
 
"Was Laid On The Table!!"
 
It is..
 
"Identical"
to..
 
 
"The One"
which
"Did Pass"
in
"Connecticut!!"
 
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PFDP/FD-Conn-Index.html
 
"Hard To Believe"
but
"It's True!!"
 
Accordingly,
will send
"A Second Email"
"First Of Next Week"
detailing...
 
 
"The Historic"
"Possibilities"
for
"A Special"
150th Flag Day Celebration
in...
 
 
 
"Washington"
with..
 
 
"A Ceremony"
on
"The Steps Of The Capitol!!"
 
Until then..
 
Warmest Regards,
 
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
 
 


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