Flag Day--Anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777

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Flag Day--Anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777

Time: June 14, 2012 all day
Location: home or public building, etc.
Street: every street
City/Town: every town, USA
Event Type: flag day
Organized By: posted by W. Branstetter
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2012

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Display the colors.

 

The idea for a celebration of the birthday for the flag was started in 1885 and went through several years and organizations supporting the idea.  President Wilson did a proclamation in 1916 but it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating the date National Flag Day.

 

http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

 

There is more here:

 

http://www.united-states-flag.com/flag-day-history.html

 

"Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation."


-Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress, June 14, 1777

 

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Comment by Mike Donald on June 14, 2012 at 11:51am

But...I display my flag on my house every day!

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