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Sunday, June 14, 2020

It's Grand Old Day Its the American Flag Day

The first American flag was created in 1775. Known as the continental colors the flag was the first for the early country known as the United States. The problem was that it looked very much like the British flag that they once belonged to. In 1777 the Continental Congress agreed that the flag should have 13 stripes alternating red and white stripes. In the corner of the flag there should be 13 white stars and the background be blue. Thus the new flag would represent the new country. 

Later in 1916 the then President Woodrow Wilson issued a decree to celebrate each June 14th as Flag Day. Some say that flag day occurred earlier when a school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand in Wisconsin began a celebration for the flag in 1885 by instructing students to write essays about the flag. Perhaps many of us need to know about the purpose and meaning of the flag

Did you Know:

  • The flag is normally raised in the morning and taken down in sunset
  • the flag should not be flown at night if a light is not shining on it. 
  • do not fly the flag in stormy weather
  • the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days following a death or tragedy
  • The American flag is always above any other flag on the pole
  • The flag should never touch the ground
  • Never let your flag touch the ground, never...period.
  • The flag should be folded when not displayed
  • Old flags should be burned or buried and never thrown in trash
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Enjoy the Summer at Home

The year 2020 has been a bit different to say the least. Running out of T.P, having to stay home, not being able to attend school or church or even play on the playground are just a few things that have taken place. So how have you been able to deal with it all?? 

This summer has all ready shown to be a bit different as well. With fairs and events being cancelled it may seem like there is no summer fun at all. But wait there are many things that you can still do. Staying at home can be fun and add a spark to your life Right in your own backyard may lay lots of fun to entertain the entire family. 

Why not head outside on a clear night to do a bit of sky gazing. Looking at the night sky and those twinkling stars offers you a chance to relax and maybe even learn something. Perhaps you will participate in this activity during a meteor shower. Spread a blanket out or find a lawn chair take  a rest and simply look at the stars and watch the show so to speak.

As a child I recall chasing and catching lightning bugs. What a fun activity to catch these bugs and place in a jar to offer you a light in the night. However, the firefly population is decreasing 

The stars aren’t the only sparkling show that you can see from your backyard. Fireflies come out to play in the summer months, and they can be quite fun to watch. If you are interested in catching these “show-offs,” you will want to do so carefully as the firefly population is decreasing you will want to protect the little bugs as well. Capture the bugs and place in a jar with holes punched in the lid so they have fresh air. A moist paper towel in the jar will help keep the air at a level the bugs can survive. Finally, release the little bugs at the end of the night.

There are many other things you can do to have fun in your backyard what is  it you love to do??

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Baked Moz Sticks

cooking spray
1 12-ounce package reduced-fat Mozzarella string cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
8 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
½ cup prepared marinara sauce warmed
Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy. In a small non-stick skillet, mix Italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium-heat. Cook bread crumbs until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then dip into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely. Dip the string cheese in then egg again, then into the bread crumbs, if desired. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining string cheese and place on baking sheet 1½ inches apart. Spray string cheese lightly with cooking spray.
Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Note: cheese may melt slightly and lose shape; simply press back into place. Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

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