Happy Birthday to….the American Flag

On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The History of Flag Day

More about Flag Day from Wikipedia

Special Olympics Louisiana is always proud to represent the American Flag at World, National, State, and Area Games!

Scarves for Special Olympics

Scarves for Special OlympicsAs a symbol of unity, community and support within the Special Olympics Movement, handmade scarves will be gifted to athletes, coaches, families, volunteers and supporters of Special Olympics Louisiana. Louisiana is one of 40 Special Olympics Programs participating in the 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.
For more information on participating Special Olympics Programs, color and size guidelines, FREE patterns and more, visit the SOLA Scarf website.

Click here to check out the pictures from last year’s scarf project. The 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project official colors are: Red Heart Yarn Red and Navy. Special Olympics Louisiana is requesting 1,400 scarves by March 5th, so help spread the message!

Happy Knitting!