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Flag Day

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 - 3:43 PM

Do you know what June 14th is famous for?  On that day in 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation that affirmed that June 14th would be Flag Day.  President Harry Truman signed the Congressional legislation supporting this in 1949.

Music has always played a part in patriotic celebrations throughout American history.

Here are my musical suggestions to listen to as we marvel at the flag and contemplate its importance:

Berlin, Irving.  God Bless America

Cohan, George M.  You're a Grand Old Flag

Gould, Morton.  American Salute

Ives, Charles.  Variations on "America"

Sousa, John Philip.  Stars & Stripes Forever

Williams, John.  Liberty Fanfare

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