Flag Day

The birthday party event the day before is over. The birthday itself is over. And, as happens every year, the day after my birthday is flag day. So that got me to thinking about what kinds of flags we have in ceramics.  Ceramics are not very flexible but we still have items that represent things that are soft and flexible.

The flag items will be found in the album God Bless America. We are having a Celebrate America weeklong event at the end of the month to make things for the Fourth of July. Scroll down to see an earlier post about that.  These items are all shown in that post also. We do have a flag for you if  you choose to make Aunt Betsy. The last set of items make pins or magnets.

We also have a U.S. Historic Flag plate and a Fife and Drum plate. The first can be painted in underglazes and used with food. The second is decorative and can be painted in either underglazes or acrylic stains. Although not a flag, the last item here is actually a nine-inch diameter ashtray that reminds me of the Presidential Seal. All three of these molds were brought back from Weaver last month and are new additions to our collection.

When do I fly my flag?

Flags should generally be flown only during daytime hours (unless lit). Please refer to the list below for special days to fly your flag:
New Year’s Day, January 1
Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January
Inauguration Day, January 20 (every 4 years)
Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
President’s Day, Third Monday in February
Washington’s Birthday, February 22
Easter Sunday, Variable
Army Day, April 6
V-E Day, May 8
Mother’s Day, Second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, Third Sunday in May
Memorial Day, Last Monday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Father’s Day, Third Sunday in June
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, First Monday in September
V-J Day, September 2
Patriot Day, September 11
Constitution Day, September 17
Columbus Day, Second Monday in October
Navy Day, October 27
Presidential Election Day, First Tuesday after first Monday in November
US Marine CORPS Anniversary, November 10
Veteran’s Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, Fourth Thursday in November
Pearl Harbor Day, December 7
Christmas Day, December 25

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Did you remember to put your flag out today?
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