By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
On this day in 1777 the Continental Congress adopted ?a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” 100 years later on this date, the first Flag Day was commemorated. Since 1949 it has been a national day of observance.
And on this day in 1954 over 12 million Americans died from a nuclear attack. Fortunately for them, they really didn's die – they were just participants in the country's first large scale civil defense drill.
Celebrating birthdays today:? business mogul Donald Trump (1946); “80s icon Boy George (1961) and tennis great Steffi Graf (1969).
Here are six tips for the day:
1. The Shrewsbury Celebration in the Garden Party will be held this Saturday, June 16. The event is a fundraiser for the Shrewsbury Public Schools. ?http://communityadvocate.com/2012/05/05/shrewsbury-4th-annual-garden-party/
2. There will be a community- wide yard sale and display of the Northborough's Public Works Department Big Trucks at Algonquin Regional High School this Saturday, June 16. For more information, visit www.northboroughrecreation.com or call 508-393-5034.
3. The First United Methodist Church, in Hudson will hold an Electronics and Appliance Recycle Day fundraiser on Saturday, June 16.
4. Congrats to both the boys and girls lacrosse teams at Algonquin Regional High School! Both teams captured Central Mass Division 1 titles last weekend!
5.? Here's information for Marlborough residents about the city's new trash pick-up program.
6.? Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services has some great programs for kids this summer.