A Day of Its Own - Today is Flag Day
Here’s a bit of history of our flag and this special day that we celebrate these United States of America:
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, in a meeting with the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, 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." Stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union and after 27 official versions of the flag, our current flag dates back to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state in the Union.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation, establishing a nationally observed event, Flag Day, on the anniversary of the the Flag Resolution of 1777. On August 3, 1949, an Act of Congress finally designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Commemorating the adoption of the Stars & Stripes as our official flag, Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying Old Glory in front of our homes and businesses.
Celebrate the American flag today…and every day…as a symbol of our country's democracy and independence. Join me in saluting the flag to celebrate and honor these great United States of America.
Take 2 minutes for a little flag etiquette reminder...
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