Celebrate National Flag Week + Stars and Stripes Salute

It’s National Flag Week, with Flag Day on June 14th, commemorating the adoption of the U.S. flag and paying tribute to the banner that waves above us all. Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives!

 Old Glory’s official history dates back to June 14, 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing America’s banner.

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The U.S. flag has gone through an evolution of 26 changes before it became the iconic symbol that it is today, proudly flying with 13 stripes and 50 stars, to represent the original 13 colonies and all 50 states.

From the Presidential Proclamation:

More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our new Republic.  Through the many triumphs and trials of our Nation, our flag has reflected our heritage of liberty and embodied the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty.  Each year, we celebrate Flag Day and National Flag Week to honor our timeless national emblem.

Our flag symbolizes our solemn pride and eternal gratitude to our service members, who willingly raise their hand in front of our Nation’s colors and take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.  Our flag also serves as a final acknowledgement of our country’s gratitude to the families of those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coastguardsmen who have given their last full measure of devotion to our country.

The American flag invokes pride in our citizens and hope in those who come to our shores in search of a brighter tomorrow.  In recognition of the ways it has embodied our ideals and sustained our Nation, let us pay tribute to the Star Spangled Banner and continue striving to create a more perfect and indivisible Union — with liberty and justice for all.

Click on the links in red, for the complete post or details and a Stars & Stripes Salute!

Flags on the Porch for a Stars & Stripes Salute

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Long May She Wave Patriotic Table

Potting Shed: Celebrating the Red, White and Blue

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Watermelon, Feta and Blueberry Flag 

Patriotic Flower Arrangement with an American Flag Tutorial and Red, White & Blue Sangria! 

Stars and Stripes Ball Jars Bouquets, Transferware and American Flags

A Patriotic Table with Red, White and Liberty Blue

Chalking it Up to Celebrate the Red, White and Bloom

 Celebrating the Red, White and Bloom Table & Vignette in Potting Shed

I’m proudly joining Tree Classics for Patriotic Fridays this month, with a patriotic-inspired tree as a tribute to our service men and women. In celebration of Independence Day, I’ll be sharing my patriotic tree on Friday, June 22nd, and Tree Classics will be giving away a beautiful white Christmas tree, with the winner announced on July 4th!

Here’s a little teaser from Gracie. . .

You can see my friend Shirley at Housepitality Design’s beautiful tribute and patriotic tree, here.

With the 4th of July around the corner, you can find a 25+ patriotic and party treats for your Star-Spangled Celebration, HERE.

Long May She Wave!

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,  Wow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape Thursday,  Feathered Nest Friday

  34 comments for “Celebrate National Flag Week + Stars and Stripes Salute

  1. June 11, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Love, love, love all these American flags! Three cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!

  2. Peggy Thal
    June 11, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Just beautiful! Love all the red ,white, and blue. You do it up amazing.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. Sue
    June 11, 2018 at 7:27 am

    A red, white and blue-tiful stars & stripes salute Mary! Looking forward to seeing your patriotic tree!

  4. Loryl
    June 11, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I love this color palette, it just screams summer in the good old USA! Fabulous flowers, tablescapes and food.It makes me want to host a party!! And the history lesson was the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing☺️

  5. Sue
    June 11, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Oh wow Mary, thank you!

  6. June 11, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Good morning, Mary! This post makes my patriotic heart proud! What a gorgeous round up of the red, white, and blue. Have a wonderful Monday. 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

  7. Tracy
    June 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Love your decorations! God Bless America!!!🇺🇸

  8. Karenann
    June 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Such beautiful patriotic inspiration! Gracie is just adorable!!

  9. Diane Mueller
    June 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I just read your post and went immediately to put out my flag! Thank you! And thank you to our veterans and those now serving!

  10. June 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the patriotic round up Mary! Of course I love the basket of flowers on your dock. Long May She Wave!

  11. June 11, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Mary, I love all of your beautiful patriotic ideas! They are so inspiring! Each picture is just gorgeous!

  12. June 11, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Thank you for all your inspirational photos, Mary, and for the reminder of Flag Day!! I’m looking forward to seeing your patriotic tree on the 22nd! Gracie looks adorable, as always!

  13. June 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!!! Thanks for the round up…I’m lovin’ all the flags flying!

  14. June 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Mary, you know my heart is happy this morning. I love seeing all your red, white, and blue! I’m late pulling out my patriotic things this summer, but you are inspiriing me to get busy. I will be scrolling up and down this post taking it all in again and again. You are the best! Eager to see your tree on the 22nd. Shirley’s was certainly special!

  15. June 11, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I so enjoyed reading the historical facts you shared Mary, and seeing your incredible red, white and blue round-up! I was looking thru my stash earlier this am, wondering if I needed a shopping trip 😄 I really want to do a flag tree and your post and Shirley’s tree have given me a push! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸
    Jenna

  16. S Williams
    June 11, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Mary, what a wonderful tribute to our flag! 🇺🇸Thank you for sharing all the beautiful pictures and interesting flag facts. We all anxiously await your patriotic tree! Gracie is just a little doll! She makes my heart smile❣️ Your Pier 1 flag plates initiated a quest for patriotic plates (like I NEED more dishes) LOL! Found some vintage Currier & Ives Tall Ships plates last week in an antique store that screamed “you need me” & I answered “yes, yes I do”! LOL They will be used this week in honor of flag day (as they have our flag on them) along with more patriotic flag decorations instead of waiting until July 4th. I may even get brave & venture into the hot attic to search for small heart shaped flag ornaments to display as well (an inspiration from your patriotic tree idea). Thank you for reminding us of this important day! We are all grateful to you for inspiring us, sharing your knowledge and reminding us to be thankful for those who have sacrificed for us so we can enjoy the great freedom we are blessed with. Have a wonderful day! Clara 🇺🇸 🐩 🇺🇸 ❤️ 🇺🇸😄 🇺🇸

    • June 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments and visits Clara! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one that hears a plate calling to them❣️🍽🇺🇸🐾😀

  17. franki
    June 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Our flag pole has an American flag flying 24/7…yes, it’s lit!! And, it’s my husband’s birth date…the June 14th, not the 1777!! Thanks for your post!! franki

    • June 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Lol, thanks Franki and Happy Birthday to your hubby this week❣️🇺🇸🎊🎉

  18. June 11, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I posted a comment about Shirley’s patriotic tree and how pretty it is but it never posted on here..?? Very curious?

    • June 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Probably just a hiccup Ellen, thanks for your visit and comments❣️🇺🇸🎄😀

  19. Gail
    June 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Ty for the history behind Flag Day

  20. Cyndi Raines
    June 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Great post Mary! As soon as our spring weather arrives that’s the first yard task my husband does — hoists our beautiful flag which also is lit at night. He is a former military man serving in the National Guard during high school, the Air Force (4 years) and then the Army (3 years). Once she is unfurled and flying high, he always salutes her and it brings tears to my eyes. We are a blessed nation and are so thankful for the sacrifices of so many! Long may she wave! ♥️🇺🇸

    • June 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Cyndi, I didn’t know you served as a military wife…you deserve a stars & stripes salute too❣️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      • Cyndi Raines
        June 11, 2018 at 11:47 pm

        Oh gosh Mary, that is sweet of you, but I married “my hero” after his time of service, but thank you anyway. I do enjoy looking at his photos while he served and I display from Memorial Day to July 4th, his service picture, dog tags, and my father’s and brothers service pictures on an old Victrolia phonograph which is draped in a patriotic cloth. I like to honor them for their service. 😊🇺🇸♥️

  21. Marion
    June 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you Mary for your fine tribute to our flag and nation. Everything looks very patriotic.
    Marion

  22. Marilyn
    June 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Mary your post is a beautiful one dedicated to our flag and country.
    Thank You
    Marilyn

  23. Joan
    June 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Everything is so lovely. You know how to decorate with such beauty. Thank You for loving and dedicating your post to the nation and our flag.
    God Bless
    Joan

  24. June 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Has been such a great to see all you share again.

  25. June 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Great history facts and just beautiful pictures! :)

  26. June 12, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Still lovin’ that RW&B paisley tablecloth Mary! Gracie’s bow is adorable-great pic! You know I’m looking forward to seeing your patriotic tree:@)

  27. Claire
    June 12, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Mary, thanks for a great post to the great symbol of our great country….how’s that for a patriotic salute. Here, we fly the flag every day except in bad weather and then I have two small flags in a jar in the entry way. I can’t think of a better way to support our military, past and present, as they serve our country and us. And as for hearing plates talk, I am sometimes afraid that my husband might ask me to leave if I bring in another plate. So far, so good, so I guess after 43 years, he is used to me “hearing” a plate call my name.
    Give Gracie a pet from me and a couple of “meows” from our cats Schatze and Gaelen (they were fostered with dogs and still love any dog who comes to visit).

  28. Cindy lou
    June 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful decor! as Aways ! YOU STAND for the National Anthem !and Salute OUR AMERICAN FLAG !!!! MAGA !

  29. June 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    You always have the most wonderful Flag decor!!! When I look at the various Flag vignettes, tables and decor it gives me such an emotional feeling of truly being proud to be an American! I am so looking forward to seeing your Patriotic Tree and Gracie is the best!!! See you Friday

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