As we rebuild after the Boston Marathon bombings, we told you about the history of Boston's City Flag. Now, here's some history of the Massachusetts State Flag.
All 50 U.S. states have a flag to represent its history, foundation and what it stands for. A variation of the current Massachusetts flag had been used as an unofficial representative since 1776. During the Civil War, the Massachusetts volunteer regiments carried a version of the current Massachusetts state flag with a white background and a blue shield along with the National Colors. Flags are strong story tellers that allow countries, states and citizens to inform everyone about the past that brought them to the present.
The first state flag of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was officially adopted in 1908. However, it was used unofficially throughout the American Revolution. The 1908 state flag was very similar to the one that currently represents
In the wake of last week's horrific Boston Marathon bombing, it seemed fitting to tell you a bit about Boston City Flag History.
The city flag of Boston, Massachusetts was first proposed in 1913 by the Columbus Day Committee. Although introduced on January, 16, 1914 into the City Council, it was not officially adopted until January 30, 1917. The ordinance of its adoption gives the specifications for the colors and size of the flag, as well as where the flag is to be flown.
According to the ordinance, the flag is to be made of silk. It is to be five feet in length and three and one-half feet in width. If other sizes are made they are to be made at a ratio of 7:10. The colors of the flag are to be Continental Blue and Continental Buff. These colors were chosen because they were the uniform colors of the soldiers from Boston during the Revolutionary War and are the city colors. If fringe is on the flag, it is to be
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The folks at Earthsite.org remind us that the Earth Flag is a "powerful symbol of internationality and common interest, a standard that calls all people to mutual allegiance to their only universally-shared resource - the Earth itself."The Earth Flag was designed in 1970 by Earth Day founder and pioneer John McConnell, a resident of Kentucky and an early leader in the international peace movement. The flag's simple, yet elegant design was Inspired by the striking first photographs of the whole Earth taken during America's historic Apollo 10 space mission in 1969. The Earth Flag has been presented to U.S. Presidents, to foreign dignitaries, to leaders of the Russian and Chinese governments when early western hemisphere delegations visited these countries in the 1970's and 1980's, and is proudly displayed at Earth Day celebrations throughout the world.
Displaying eight alternating stripes of red, white and blue, symbolic of the eight islands that comprise Hawaii (Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, Kahoolawe, Lānai, Maui, Molokai and Niihau), the state flag of Hawaii pays homage to its historical relationship with its protectorate Great Britain by featuring the Union Jack in the upper left corner. The flag was adopted for official state use in 1959. July 31st is Ka Hae Hawaii Day,
Palm Beach County has a long history of opposing the display of American flags - remember Donald Trump's flag flap? This time, officials are telling a 24-year-old USMC veteran that he can't fly an American flag without permits (that cost hundreds of dollars) for a flagpole. Several folks have stepped up to help him get the required permits, but as municipalities face large budget deficits and other challenges, it's hard to understand why they'd be spending time and money hassling veterans who fought for our freedoms - including the right to fly our national symbol.
Here's a link to the news story about the former U.S. Marine who has been told his flagpole violates Hypoluxo code.http://www.scarpe2016jordan.it/
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