By Capt Joseph R. John, June 14, 2023
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed the "Flag Resolution" stating that "the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white," and that "the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."
On May 30, 1916, Flag Day was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson to occur June 14, 1916, and every year thereafter on June 14th. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities on June 14th for years following President Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
The “American Flag” symbolizes the principles outlined in the US Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers. The American Flag is one of the great symbols of our country, a source of inspiration throughout our nations’ history, and a symbol of America’s Freedoms. Old Glory flies over Washington, DC’s Capital building, every state capitol building, all US Military installations, US Military and Veteran Cemetery, Federal Buildings, Veteran facilities, city halls, schools, and colleges, and even on the moon.
While the number of stars has increased from 13 to 50…Read More