Flag Day 2013

Happy Flag Day my friends!

A happy woman with her flag!

A happy woman with her flag!

Let’s see…How does this relate to bodybuilding and exercise?  Well, you have to keep yourself in reasonable shape so you feel happy and confident when posing with your flag.  How’s that for artfully connecting Flag Day to time spent in the gym?  Genius, pure genius!

“On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes – one for each state. Although it is not certain, this flag may have been made by the Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross, who was an official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy. The number of stars increased as the new states entered the Union, but the number of stripes stopped at 15 and was later returned to 13.

In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation to: call on government officials in the USA to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day; and to urge US residents to observe Flag Day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.” (From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/flag-day)

9 responses

  1. wowzzers! You are so inspiring! Thanks for Rocking and Rolling, girl!!

    1. My goodness, thank you! I’m a nut for sure. Love the gym life and I have a wonderful time connecting with other people like you who share a real passion for it too! Birds of a feather….Happy Monday…sending you wishes for a fantastic week ahead!

  2. Like always… Stunning!

    1. Well thank you! I had a great weekend (and hope you did too). Got my little self back in the gym this morning and put in some very hard work. Wishing you a nice easy week ahead!

  3. Wow you and your beautiful patriotism. Your lovely smile and hardbody leaves me speechless. Happy Flag Day Lynn…. Keep rockin it!

    1. Matt! Happy Monday to you. Got the day started with a really great back/chest workout. I better keep myself together so I can keep posting those patriotic pics I love to create…a little motivation to keep me going month after month. How are your workouts these days? I have a feeling you’re getting some great ones in!

  4. That smile is too 🙂

  5. Oh my wow oh my..sexy photo my friend..all I could say is oh my when I saw it..keep it up …oh my lol

    1. Artie! A very happy Friday to you…thanks so much! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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