June 14 - Flag Day

Wednesday, June 14, 2017



In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.[1] 

The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.[2][3]

In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.




1 comments:

Anonymous,  June 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM  

Weird cartoon - that's a battle scene where the flag is being planted - about as far from peace as one could imagine.

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