Year of 2017


061417
Happy Flag Day
A fire truck in Fresno, California

Not every representation of Old Glory is capable of rippling majestically in the wind. This patriotic grill is on a ladder truck in the Fresno, California, fire department fleet. Flag Day was first conceived in 1861, with a single celebration in Hartford, Connecticut, and the idea of an official holiday temporarily died out. But by the 1880s the observance was catching on as a Wisconsin school teacher promoted it around the country. Finally, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 Flag Day. How will you celebrate?


In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
US Flag Day poster 1917

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