Jun 14 2011
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
This date also marks the inception of the traditional “stars and stripes”,
which while receiving some updates throughout the years, has stood as a
constant symbol of freedom throughout our history.
It goes without saying that the American flag means an awful lot to Wendy and me. It is a constant reminder of what our forefathers fought for and the promise that lies ahead for our great nation. And given that struggles to fly the flag continue to this day in homeowners’ associations and businesses across the country, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the importance of our flag and to wish you well on the day we have come to celebrate it. The American flag is a symbol of freedom to people all over the world and we must always hold it close.
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