Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Old Glory

June 14, 2010

Today is National Flag Day, the anniversary of the creation of the flag of the United States. On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution creating the American flag. The unofficial holiday was often celebrated locally before President Woodrow Wilson first recognized it. President Harry Truman then signed the law in 1949 that made Flag Day a recognized day of celebration.

Over Old Glory's 233-year history, it's appearance has only changed with the addition of new stars for new states in the field of blue.

The national Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, held a special ceremony today commemorating Flag Day.

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