Flag of France flies on Bastille Day !

Bastille Day is the French national holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. The Bastille was a prison where political prisoners were held and tortured. The attack on the Bastille was the beginning of the French revolution and ultimately the execution of  King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette. In 1880, Benjamin Raspail suggested making July 14th a National French holiday and it has been celebrated every since then. The French tricolor flag was officially adopted in 1794 and it is believed that the colors red and blue are linked to the City of Paris and the white is from the House of Bourbon.

You can join the French in celebrating this hoilday by flying the French flag.

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Celebrate Canada Day- Constitution Act and Canada flag !

This is a great time to join with the citizens of Canada in celebrating Canada Day and the Canada flag.  Canada day is a federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

150 years ago ! Congratulations Canada !

The Canada flag we see today began flying in February 15th, 1965. In 1964 the Prime minister, Lester Pearson,  proposed that Canada have its own flag. The flag we see today was chosen from more than 4 thousand suggestions. Before 1965, Canada flew the British Red Ensign with the Canadian coat of arms on it.

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Romania National Flag Day celebration !

The Romanian National Flag Day, June 26th,  has been celebrated since 1998, when the Romanian lawmakers adopted a law introducing it. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said “Let’s respectfully honor those who made possible the Unification of the Principalities in 1859, those who sacrificed themselves in the War of Independence, in the First and Second World Wars.” The national flag of Romania is a blue, yellow and red tricolor, with the colors being arranged in vertical stripes of equal size. The colors are arranged vertically in the following order from the flagpole: blue, yellow, and red. The blue, yellow and red tricolor was first adopted in Wallachia in 1834, but not as a national symbol, but as a flag of merchant ships and native militia units. The stripes were arranged horizontally, with the red stripe at the top and the blue at the bottom. In the revolutionary context, the Romanian revolutionaries flew the blue, yellow and red flag in 1848, with vertical stripes. The tricolor became the national flag in 1859, but with the colors arranged horizontally. The blue color was on top until 1862. In 1867, both the national and military flags were changed to the vertical arrangement, with the colors in the following order: blue hoist, yellow, and red. The flag has gone through several changes over time, especially related to the coat of arms. The plain tricolor was reestablished once the Communist era ended.

Read the entire article here. https://www.romania-insider.com/romania-celebrates-national-flag-day/

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American Flags to continue to fly at Half Staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 22, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
BARACK OBAMA

American flags at Half Staff in Honor of the Victims of Attacks in Nice, France

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Nice, France.
Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 19.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 19, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
BARACK OBAMA

American Flag at half staff to Honor the victims of the shooting in Dallas, Texas

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 12, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
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Display Your American Flag Correctly

When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.American Flag Displayed Correctly

Lower Your American Flag to Half-Staff To Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Orlando, Fl.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, June 16, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
BARACK OBAMA
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Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes

Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes

Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes


Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 36 cupcakes
Ingredients
1 packet of cake mix (red velvet)
1 quart of softened ice cream (blue moon)
5 cups of marshmallow creme
Blue colored sugar
Blue, red, and white sprinkles
3 cups of heavy whipping cream
Preparation
1. Follow the instructions on the cake mix packet to mix the batter.
2. Line a muffin pan with paper cups and fill them halfway with the batter.
3. Bake them for 11-14 minutes at 350⁰ You can also test them with a toothpick to see if they are baked.
4. Leave the cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Spread ice cream over the cupcakes quickly. If you are slow, it will start melting.
6. Freeze the cupcakes for about one hour.
7. Mix the marshmallow crème and heavy whipping cream in a large bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
8. Pipe the mixture over the cupcakes. Add the colored sprinkles and sugar on top.
9. Put the cupcakes in the freezer and leave them for 4 hours.
10. When they become firm, remove them and serve.

Flags at Half-Staff- Until Sunset on Saturday, March 26th

The American people stand with the people of Brussels. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our people.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, March 26, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA