(Lincoln, Nebr.) – This year on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, Talent Plus ® is flying in its Atrium area a 30′ x 20′, historic American Flag used as a theatrical backdrop on the Music Hall Stage of Omaha’s historic Civic Auditorium and legendary Orpheum Theater. The flag was raised several weeks ago and fills Talent Plus’ front portion of their Lincoln, Nebr., building.
Says Talent Plus Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Doug Rath, “We are fortunate to live in this country at this time in our history. Never has there been more opportunity to leverage the collective intelligence, talent and entrepreneurial spirit that exists today in the United States. From Memorial Day to Flag Day to the Fourth of July, to Labor Day and then to Veteran’s Day, we have reminders of all that has gone on in our more than 200 years’ of history to create the opportunities we celebrate today. As the son of a veteran we must never forget those who have given much. It’s an opportunity, too, for all of us to determine how we can be engaged in the communities we live in.”
On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.
According to American legend, in June 1776, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, to create a flag for the new nation in anticipation of a declaration of its independence.
On June 14, 1777, John Adams spoke about the flag at a meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He said, “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” There have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag so far; stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union. The current version dates to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state.
The flag at Talent Plus was purchased at auction by Talent Plus, Inc. co-founder and chairman, Doug Rath, at Omaha Civic Auditorium’s auction in 2014.
Talent Plus ® is an internationally recognized management consulting firm with clients in 20 countries delivering The Science of Talent ® through interviews and assessments in more than 20 languages. We are a four-time top ten award winner of Fortune Magazine’s Great Place to Work list as well as being recently named #2 on the Leadership 500 Excellence list published by HR.com. In health care, Talent Plus also holds the title of #15 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and one of the Top 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Talent Plus also has an office in Singapore. We identify people with the potential for near-perfect performance so our clients can make wise decisions in the selection and development of their teams. We build high engagement cultures from top to bottom. Our ROI results show improved work performance in increased productivity, reduced turnover, strengthened employee engagement and bottom line results. Visit us at www.talentplus.com.