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2014-05-21 16:24:46

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army--during Philadelphia's Stripes and Stars Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army's 239th birthday, the festival will also feature...

2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

2014-03-24 12:20:38

Daylong festival to take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army! This year's newly renamed Stripes and Stars Festival will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including...

2011-06-10 06:35:00

HOLBROOK, N.Y., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericanFlags.com is encouraging every American to fly a US flag on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in observance of Flag Day. As such, AmericanFlags.com - one of the world's largest online retailers of American flags - is offering deep discounts on American flags of all sizes and free shipping on all orders over $100.00. "Flag Day provides us with an important opportunity to reflect on the real meaning and majesty of the American flag," said...

2009-08-24 16:04:00

Lashes out against colleagues over flag desecration LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Jim Bunning's term in office will come to an end in December 2010. In the meantime, he plans to do everything in his power to gain passage of a constitutional amendment prohibiting the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Speaking in Louisville at The American Legion National Convention, where Bunning was presented with the organization's James V. Day "Good Guy" Award on Monday,...

2009-06-11 07:30:00

Winner of National Anthem Singing Contest to Perform Children's Citizenship Ceremony WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: WHAT: The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will kick off its Flag Day festival with a performance of the national anthem by the winner of the museum's National Anthem Singing Contest and a children's citizenship service. WHEN: Sunday, June 14 10 a.m....

2008-12-05 18:57:44

A Plainfield, Ill., woman says she is flying the U.S. flag outside of her house upside down as a sign of economic distress. Debra Brzostowski, 38, said she decided to flip her flag after becoming frustrated with the government's handling of the economic bailout, which she said gives generously to Wall Street bankers while leaving homeowners and small business owners without support, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. This is a distress call to the government, Brzostowski said. I'm a proud...

2008-11-19 21:09:00

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History says it is set to reopen its doors to the public, following a two-year, $85 million renovation. When the museum reopens Friday, it will offer a new look at the almost 200-year-old Star-Spangled Banner and a rare chance to see the White House copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The institution said it plans to unveil new exhibitions and programs throughout the reopening year. For people of all ages, a visit to the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'