Celebrating Flag Day 2018

   The American Flag was once described by President Calvin Coolidge as representative of “our peace and security, our civil and political liberty, our freedom of religious worship, our family, our friends, and our home.” On June 14, we pay homage to the Stars and Stripes on National Flag Day.     A Brief History of Flag Day:    On June 14, 1777, Continental Congress adopted the American Flag in the First Flag Act, which states: “That the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”    Over 100 years later, in 1885, a small-town Wisconsin teacher named Bernard Cigrand came up with the idea of an annual flag birthday to be celebrated every June 14. He lobbied Congress for years to celebrate it as a national holiday. He is sometimes.

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