A School Teacher, a Sea Captain, and Old Glory’s Nashville Connection

Rachel Norris

Happy Flag Day, y’all! What is Flag Day? It’s an official honoring of the Flag of the United States. (Did you know that’s the official name of the red, white and blue?) It’s a day to fly your flag, or in my case, be prompted to buy a new one. It’s a day to remember its symbolism, its story, the places it’s been and the sacrifices that have been made for our nation. Most of us know the story of Francis Scott Key authoring the Star Spangled Banner during the battle of Fort McHenry, but many more stories deserve to be told about the history of the flag. Take five minutes today to hear a couple more?

In 1949, President Truman officially declared June 14th as Flag Day to honor The Flag of the United States, thanks in large part to a Wisconsin school teacher who spent decades gathering citizens and…

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