Today Is Flag Day
Fly that flag high and proud today. It is Flag Day! there is no prettier sight than the red white and blue. Think of all the men and women who fought to defend that banner. Think of all the places that banner has flown, from the sands of Iwo Jima to over the rubble of the 9/11 aftermath, the stars and stripes have flown and shown that we are united as the greatest nation on this earth. I am proud to be an American and proud to see the flag flying high today. Put your hand on your heart and pledge your allegiance to it.
We think it is only fitting that we include a video of Richochet performing our “National Anthem”.
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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. The June 14 date is also when Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole.
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.