Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

Flag Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.[1]

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.

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale.[1] Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, � 110[2] is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to proclaim officially the observance."

2 comments:

usspost said...

Flag Day:It is measure to righteousness the oldest symbol and most grave temple of our region of U.s.. Weekday, June 14th is Flag Day, the start of the Nationalistic Flag week. 1966, Congress passed a resolution http://usspost.com/flag-day-11129/

Janet Rudolph said...

I love Flag Day, but then I collect Flag memorabilia. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and we always celebrated Flag Day.