Today is Flag Day

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.                                               
June 14, 1777,
in Journals of the Continental Congress
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

In 1916,  President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing June 14 as national Flag Day. In 1949, Congressional legislation designating June 14th as  National Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman .  This  legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year.

On June 11th, 2012 President Barack Obama issued his Flag Day presidential proclamation.

 

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