Today, June 14th is Flag Day

Today, June 14 is Flag Day, a day Americans honor their flag and celebrate their patriotism.  285647_10150941448802071_824707070_9869774_994026417_n

The picture was taken by Kate Stroemel, au pair from Germany, at the June Summer & Water Safety Meeting held at the summer home of  Cindy Garruba, Suffolk County Senior Community Counselor for Au Pair in America.

In honor of Flag Day, Global Awareness sponsored a Flag Day Contest in which au pairs were asked to submit their creative interpretations of their flags.  The photos and descriptions are posted on the GA website  Please take a peek-you’ll see cultural exchange in action.

To find out more about the history of Flag Day and what it means go to

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