Flag Day

Today we celebrate Flag Day. It is a congressionally sanctioned holiday but it is not an official federal holiday. These flags fly in an east wind in Beverly, Massachusetts.

September 1775 the schooner "Hannah," the first armed vessel of George Washington's Continental Navy, cruised off Boston. It was run ashore by British sloop Nautilus near this site in Beverly on the 10th of October. After a spirited engagement between the British warship and townspeople on the shore, Hannah was saved from destruction and capture, but was soon decommissioned as General Washington found more suitable ships for his cruisers.

The flags are from left to right: 1. Bunker Hill Flag 2: Colonial Protest "Liberty and Union" Flag 3: Continental Navy with the "Don't tread on me" Rattlesnake 4: Current US flag.
Photo: CrazyasaCoolFox

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