Tag: Flag Day

June 11, 2020

What So Proudly We Hail

Every morning at 0800, Sailors around the world hear the call to colors. They take a moment of silence, stop what they are doing, and stand at attention to salute the national ensign while the Star-Bangled Banner plays.Title 4, Section 6 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. 6), states that "the flag represents a living country and is itself

June 12, 2015

A Nod to the American Flag's Naval DNA

First Recognition of the American Flag by a Foreign Government, February 14, 1778  Painting in oils by Edward Moran, 1898. This image depicts the Continental Navy Ship Ranger, commanded by Captain John Paul Jones, receiving the salute of the French fleet. June 14th is Flag Day, so as we shake out our flags to display our patriotism, let's take a