Monday, June 14, 2010


On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: 'Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.'

Inspired by decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day was officially established by the proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. And in August of 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Do You FLY a flag?

The big day is here, and the granddaddy of all patriotic holidays, Independence Day, is right around the corner."

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