Celebrating Flag Day on Turntable Tuesday

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!

NEXT PAGE Red…

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]UB40[/lastfm] “Red Red Wine”

Sure, that tattered and torn flag looks cool, but the faded flag doesn’t fly on flag day. You need to replace Old Glory with a new one and give the old one to the American Legion so they can properly dispose of it.

NEXT PAGE White…

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Moody Blues[/lastfm] “Nights in White Satin”

Keep this in mind when you display the flag outside of your home. When the flag of the United States is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.

NEXT PAGE … and Blue!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Diamond[/lastfm] “Song Sung Blue”

If you’re apart of any parades or precessions on Flag Day, remember that the flag, when carried in a procession with another flag, or flags, should be either on the marching right, or the flag’s own right. If there is a line of other flags, it should be in front of the center of that line.

Listen in to the CBS-FM Hall of Fame all day today as we pay tribute to Old Glory on Flag Day!

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