Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This week's Carnival of Homeschooling is up - The Flag Day Edition

Judy is hosting this week's Carnival of Homeschooling at Consent Of The Governed.

She starts her Flag Day edition with:

We begin our Carnival of Homeschooling this week with a short history lesson - in commemoration of this week's celebration of Flag Day!

"The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

Inspired by; three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day."(Read more here)

Go check out some of the latest thoughts on homeschooling in this week's Carnival of Homeschooling.

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Rcj176 said...

Oh man we totally missed Flag Day. I am good to even know what day it is each day!

I keep up with a lot of folks on my homeschool blog if anyone would like to check it out. Occasionally I will post my "extras" books on there too! Stop by and hit "like" Trying to get to 100 by the end of the week!!

educator said...

Woodrow Wilson was a very interesting character. He established the Federal Reserve, the income tax (16th amendment), and the 17th amendment that weakened the power of the States . all of these things the Founding Fathers were against. Before 1913 Americans kept 100% of their paychecks, and revenue was raised by the first enumerated power:

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties , Imposts (tariffs) and Excises , to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Henry Cate said...

educator - my father says 1913 was a really bad year for our country. Not only did we start having Income Tax, but they installed air conditioners in Congress. Up until 1913 Senators and Congressmen were motivated to get out of Washington before summer kicked in. With air conditioners they could pass laws all year long.