Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day!

Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day) is celebrated all over the US. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

In keeping with the main theme of this blog, the largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York.


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