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Americans celebrate their flag every year, and the holiday was born in Wisconsin

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By TERESA CRAWFORD and JOHN O'CONNOR

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My brother is a 100% disabled vet. Agent Orange is doing a number on him as he gets older. My own disability is just 10%, but my brother is as proud of me as I am of him. Flag Day and all the other military holidays means something to us both. They mean a lot.

My calendar doesn't even have this day marked. To heck with Trump, to heck with Biden, to heck with politics. . .my brother and I will toss a few beers back when we get back from the VFW commemoration and talk about our service time. Flag day means something special to us.

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Oh, and he's MAGA and I'm a centrist. We get along just fine. How's about both sides thinking like that? Like Americans. (He's with me on this, too.)

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I assert that nobody knows what Flag Day is.

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Let's burn all the flags of all the countries together in a big pyre one day when we finally all become conscious.

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I assert that nobody knows what Flag Day is.

Maybe if you are not American, that is possible.

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bass4funkToday 01:36 am JST

I assert that nobody knows what Flag Day is.

Maybe if you are not American, that is possible.

I am an American, fourth generation. Just have better things to do than to celebrate the company flag.

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The hard right biased Supreme Court has declared that as of this year it will be known as Upside Down Flag Day.

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I am an American, fourth generation. Just have better things to do than to celebrate the company flag.

I am an American 8th generation, I always find time to honor it.

The hard right biased Supreme Court has declared that as of this year it will be known as Upside Down Flag Day.

Which they Constitutionally have the right to do within their own homes.

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I called my brother. When we were on vacation once (we were kids) we found a gravestone in an old cemetery (we went there on my mother's hunch) and there was a gravestone. We could make out the first letter, and not easily. We poured some acid on it and sure enough, there was the family name. Flash forward 4 or 5 decades and my sister, the family genealogist, found out sure enough, that was a relative. So the dead date was 1770. How many generations is that?

These competitions are fun. Turns out, my family was here before there even was a Flag Day. Maybe that has a small part to play in why my brother and I find it a solemn occasion.

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12th generation here, since 17th century. From Henrico County Virginia Colony to the West Coast in 350ish years. Love the flag and the country. I fly the flag on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. Never celebrated Flag Day before though. Big thanks to those for their service.

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