The Lope: Flag Day

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flag Day

Flags waft in the breeze as a worker cleans a building on Main Street in Joplin, MO, in the 400 block of South Main Street along the short stretch that also qualifies as Route 66.

Today, June 14, is Flag Day here in the U.S. of A. The holiday (technically, National Flag Day) commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

You didn't get a day off today because Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, however, Pennsylvania does celebrate it as a state holiday.

The tall, ornate building in this view looking south is the Newman Building (built about 1910) at 602 South Main Street, one block from where Route 66 turns west onto 7th Street.


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