Celebration of the first Flag Day

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"The United States had its own patriotic holiday. It started in the schools and, like Empire Day, became an official holiday in 1916. But Flag Day, as it was called, was not about empire. It was, President Woodrow Wilson explained, an opportunity for people “to gather together in united demonstration of their feeling as a Nation” and show that “America is indivisible.” Whereas British children were made to examine the world map, U.S. children venerated the national flag, which had a star for each state but no symbol for territories."

Daniel Immerwahr. How to Hide an Empire (Locais do Kindle 1784-1788). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Edi...

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