Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ June 11 through 17, 2012

Here are our flags that will fly on the front of the hotel this week.  We have no special requests as of this writing.  As we have been doing this year, we profile three flags each week with a little more information in case you wish to learn more, or just have a look at those flags.

Monday , June 11 United Arab Emiirates and Texas

The Texas flag is known as the "Lone Star Flag" (giving rise to the state's nickname "The Lone Star State"). This flag was introduced to the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William H. Wharton. It was adopted on January 25, 1839 as the final national flag of the Republic of Texas.

Montgomery county is officially the birthplace of the Texas flag. The actual design of the Lone Star Flag remained a mystery until the Texas House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1123 in 1997 commemorating Montgomery County as the flag's official birthplace.Dr. Charles B. Stewart is credited with creating the inspirational banner of the State of Texas.

In 2001, a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) rated the Texas state flag second best in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territory flags ranked. The flag earned 8.13 out of 10 possible points.

Tuesday , June 12 United Kingdom and Utah

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses as its national flag the royal banner known as the Union Flag or, popularly, Union Jack.[1] The current design of the Union Flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801. It consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland). Wales, however, is not represented in the Union Flag by Wales' patron saint, Saint David, as at the time the flag was designed Wales was part of the Kingdom of England.

Its correct proportions are 1:2. However, the version officially used by the British Army modifies the proportions to 3:5, and additionally two of the red diagonals are cropped.

Wednesday, June 13 United States of America and Vermont

The national flag of the United States of America, often simply referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Glory”, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" (also the name of the national anthem).

Thursday , June 14 Uruguay and Virginia

Friday , June 15 Uzbekistan and Virgin Islands

Saturday , June 16 Vanuatu and Washington

Sunday , June 17 Venezuela and West Virginia

If you have a special request, please call us at 978-825-4444 or 4322.

I hope to see you here.


1 comment:

  1. Remind me to special request a couple of days for when my friend Barb is up visiting from Georgia even though she's from Massachusetts. I bet she'd get a real kick out of having a flag "flown in her honor"!