14.6.11

three cheers for the red, white and blue


It's a busy week for the red, white and blue color trifecta. Today we celebrate flag day to commemorate the day we began flying the flag of the United States of America. It's also Bastille Day - a french national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress. The US and France share this patriotic combination of red, white and blue as their country's colors. Friday is Bunker Hill Day - it marks the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, fought between the colonists and the British during the American Revolution. We actually lost so it seems a little odd to celebrate it but... I'm pretty sure it's only celebrated in Massachusetts - we love a good party. There's a parade held in Charlestown - it was this past Sunday. Lat year the Senate voted to eliminate the benefits of Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day (also known as St. Patrick's Day). Both meant a day off for state workers and Boston Public Schools. Not sure how that panned out however. Either way - wear your red white and blue today! Pin It

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