Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jine 14th is FLAG DAY!

Flag Day facts: 5 things you should know

American Flag
  • The June 14 holiday commemorates the same day in 1777 when the Second Constitutional Congress adopted the thirteen-stripes-and-thirteen-stars flag.
  • The stars were put on a blue field, "representing a new constellation" in the night sky, according to a White House proclamation about Flag Day.
  • In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson dubbed June 14 "Flag Day." In 1949, Congress passed legislation asking the president to issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of the holiday.
  • Federal government buildings are asked to fly the Stars and Stripes on Flag Day.
  • The week in which June 14 falls is National Flag Week, and citizens are encouraged to fly the flag that week. This year's week officially kicked off Sunday.

source: http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/jun/13/4/flag-day-facts-5-things-you-should-know-ar-1105758/

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