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A hundred years ago, then-President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as a chance to “rededicate ourselves to the nation,” as he wrote in his proclamation. He wanted Americans to take Flag Day to leave behind “every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty and right” and instead “stand with united hearts, for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself.”
The version of the flag the U.S. uses today is the 27th.
The 50th star was added in 1960, after Hawaii joined the U.S.
At one point in 1795 the flag had 15 stripes, one for each state.
Vendors often use the Pantone shades 193 C and 281 C for the flag’s red and blue.
The flag is always flying at the White House, Fort McHenry and at the Iwo Jima memorial.
Almost all American flags made today were produced in the U.S.
There’s no evidence Betsy Ross designed the first American flag, but she was paid at one point for creating “ships colours.”
Other people think a man named Francis Hopkinson helped out with the flag’s original look.
The Pledge of Allegiance was penned in 1892.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
The Alexandria Testing Center will be closed from May 28-30. We will reopen on May 31st.
Spring has Sprung at the Alexandria Testing Center!
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Try not to wait until the last day to test as this increases test anxiety. You want to get your test done so you can relax!
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1. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.
2. I’m Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can, but only if you don’t lose points for wrong answers.
3. Multiple-Choice Questions
The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.
4. Neatness Counts
If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.
5. I’m Done!
Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.
AL CAMPUS 9/11 DAY of Remembrance and Service
Please join us tomorrow morning in observance of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
At 9:37 a.m., a moment of silence will be held and a peace pole will be dedicated.
Sponsored by SGA, the theme of “I will” will be voiced throughout the day.
Welcome back students and faculty from the Testing Center. We hope you enjoyed your summer vacations. As with every semester, I want to ensure that you are aware of all that your Alexandria Testing Center has to offer.
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Final exams have begun. Don’t wait until Saturday to come and take your test.
Starting August 11-24, 2014
How many days are left in this year? _______
Today is June 26th, it is the ______ day of 2014.
The U.S began an airlift to what city in Germany sixty-six years ago today._________
How many colleges are there in the Commonwealth of Virginia? _____________