Today is Flag Day
June 14, 2012 Leave a comment
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.