It’s US! We’re back! We miss podcasting too much to stay away for long. Like Ross and Rachel, WE WERE ON A BREAK! Today’s episode is a two-parter…for the first half we play catchup and the second part focuses on the American Independence Day holiday and Old Glory (or, the American flag) since we just celebrated that momentous day only two days ago.
This blog is going to be short and sweet, just a primer for us getting back into the groove, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least some links to the topics we discuss and expound upon the questions we had throughout the episode.
The articles we cite in the podcast are below:
- Find the article, 11 Unusual Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July, by Hillary Hoffower here.
- The article, History of the American Flag, by pbs.org can be found here.
- For the article on fireworks, 14 Fun Facts About Fireworks, at smithsonianmag.com (the one Kris did not get to), check here, because it’s got some really interesting facts about the history of fireworks.
And now to highlight some interesting points brought up in the course of our conversation, and also try to answer some of those pesky questions that popped up:
- Mask Lanyards As Kym stated, these are a thing (’cause she uses them, no-doy). Kris didn’t know. So if you’re still planning on doing the mask thing out in public OR as a way to help your littles not lose theirs, this mask lanyard might make life a little easier for you.
- RULES ABOUT FLYING OLD GLORY: Did you know there’s a US Flag CODE? OF course there is! Alllll the rules are here at ye olde almanac.com, including how two nation’s flags (the United States and another nation) should be flown together, how to display the flag on your vehicle, and definitely how it should appear in a school auditorium assembly (hint: NOT on the ground, people). Honestly, this is the end-all be-all of flag etiquette.
- UNIFORMED PERSONNEL AND THE FLAG: Here’s EXACTLY what to do (and it’s a downloadable pdf if you’re so inclined to really study the information) if you are in uniform and the American flag/National Anthem is presented. In the episode Kris was a bit confused by the verbiage in the list from the Smithsonian Magazine article of what uniformed military personnel are supposed to do…quick answer, in civilian clothes, place their hands over their hearts, but when in uniform, they must salute. Ah. Makes so much sense.
- JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON DEATHS: Whoa. This is something we definitely do NOT remember from history class. Jefferson and Adams did in fact die within five hours of each other on July 4th, 1826, and this history.com article outlines their adversarial political relationship, their friendship, and their deaths.
- BONUS CONTENT: If you stuck around long enough to hear the outtake at the end of the episode you’ll know Kym’s medicine lid life hack blew Kris’ mind. This is what all the hubbub was about! Mind. Still. Blown.
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