Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14th - Flag Day. Fly it with pride. Happy Flag Day 2015.

Why is June 14 designated as "Flag Day"?  Well, because June 14, 1777, is the date that the US Congress officially adopted our nation's flag.

The U.S. flag has been modified 26 times since its adoption in 1777. Today's 50-star flag, created in 1960, has been in use the longest. Check out: Flag Day 2013: 9 things you never knew about the American Flag for interesting reading/facts about this day and the American Flag.

Also see Time and date .com - Flag Day in United States

An updated article is also online - the International Business Times, Flag Day 2015 USA: 10 Facts To Know About The Star-Spangled Banner by Julia Glum.  Two of may favorites are numbers 9 & 10:

9. The current design of the U.S. flag was created by Robert G. Heft, who made the pattern for a high school project. He earned a B- at first, but when the government chose it, his teacher raised the grade to an A.
10. There are six American flags on the moon. Five are standing, but Neil Armstrong's fell over.
 Nothing like winning a national competition to raise your grade.

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