Celebrating Flag Day on Turntable Tuesday

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Today in the CBS-FM Hall of Fame we are celebrating the good ‘ol Red, White, and Blue. The symbol of this wonderful country of ours deserves some special attention today, and we think spinning some vinyl on Turntable Tuesday is the best way we can show our appreciation.

Here’s some quick history about Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day, and in August of 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The week of June 14th is designated as “National Flag Week.” During the week, the President will issue a proclamation urging US citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The flag should be displayed on all government buildings, as well.

CBS-FM is feeling extra patriotic today, so we’re playing songs that feature the colors red, white, or blue.

We’re going to give you a feel of what you’re in store for today, including some guidelines to follow while flying the Stars and Stripes high!


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