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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.

2010-06-15 00:45:23

New research from Queen's University Belfast shows the number of paramilitary flags now flown on arterial routes in Northern Ireland during July has more than halved.

2009-05-19 16:49:06

A British council said the Union Jack will no longer fly over its town hall due to safety concerns about the 8-foot ladder used to hoist the flag. Officials with the South Kesteven District Council said its town hall in Bourne, England, will no longer fly the British flag for occasions, including Armed Forces Day and the upcoming Queen's birthday June 14, because it is too dangerous for the site manager to climb an 8-foot ladder to install the flag on the building's pole, The Sun reported...

2009-02-04 00:02:36

The British government says an upside down Union Jack at a ceremony with the Chinese prime minister was a mistake, not a distress signal. The flags of both countries, small plastic versions, were displayed as a table centerpiece during the signing of an agreement Monday, the BBC reports.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").