Flag Day

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June 14th is celebrated as Flag Day; however, it is one of the lesser known American observances.  The flag had been created by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Various celebrations had been taking place for many years to honor the American flag, but it wasn’t until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation making June 14th a day of honoring the American flag.

“I therefore suggest and request that throughout the nation and if possible in every community the fourteenth day of June be observed as Flag Day with special patriotic exercises,”

June 14th was officially designated as Flag Day in 1949. So fly those flags today and show your spirit!

 

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