Tuesday, January 29, 2013
There are groups and clubs all over the Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis area who are giving back to the community, helping their neighbors and raising awareness of issues. Let us showcase your club and the work you do!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, January 29
Patch readers ALWAYS are welcome to submit photos or videos of interesting community people, places and happenings. However, we're pleased to introduce a formal spot on this news site to do just that: Your Neighborhood Gallery. Please load your photos and/or videos for others to enjoy. Perhaps it's a favorite sunset, building, sports team, community event, meeting or view from your home or vehicle. Whatever you believe represents some component of Wentzville or Lake Saint Louis, you can add it here. Thanks!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Did you know these tidbits and historical dates?
Today is Flag Day, and to honor the occasion we offer up these facts about our own American flag: Only the president and governors of a state can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff. On Jan. 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance with a Continental Congress resolution which placed American forces under George Washington's control. On that New Year's Day, the Continental Army was laying siege to Boston which had been taken over by the British army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton). In May 1776, Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the …
The Flag Code gives us guidelines about the display and use—and misuse—of the Stars and Stripes.
Did you know that there were no federal or state regulations about the display of the United States Flag before 1923? That was the year that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference. And it wasn't until 1942 that Congress passed Public Law 829 with exact rules for the use and display of the American flag. Here are a few important considerations from the code: Respect for the flag of the United States of America Although the code gives us a guide for the handling and display of the flag, it does not impose penalties for violations. Penalties for misuse are determined by each state, and each state has its own flag law. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made in the proper display and handling of our "star spangled …