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Secretary of State

keeper of the Great Seal of the U.S.

1917

year the American's Creed was written by William Tyler Page

device

an emblem or design that is found usually on the fly of the flag

Samuel Francis Smith

wrote the words to "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

War of 1812

war during which "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key

4%

percent of workers in America who were farmers in 1980

red

flag color representing bravery & courage

quorum

term for minimum number of members required to conduct business in an organization

adjournment

motion to close a meeting

Chappie James

1st black American to achieve rank of a 4-star general

E pluribus unum

translates - one out of many

Francis Bellamy

wrote the Pledge of Allegiance

order of typical business meeting

call to order, special program, reading of minutes, reading of treasurer's report, committee reports, unfinished business (old business), new business, special program, adjournment, informal conversation & refreshments

eye

represents God's watch care over our country

crest

pictures our nation as a new constellation in the sky

scroll

bears the Latin inscription E pluribus unum

eagle

depicts self-reliance, strength, and pride

shield

symbolizes the unity of our nation

thirteen stars

represent the original colonies

pyramid

has 1776 written on it in Roman numerals

Mother's Day

2nd Sunday in May

Memorial Day

last Monday in May

Veterans Day

November 11

Thanksgiving Day

4th Thursday in November

Flag Day

June 14

Labor Day

1st Monday in September

Independence Day

July 4

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