Flag Day – always June 14 – celebrates the national symbol of the United States of America.
Flag Day was first observed in 1885 by a Fredonia, Wisconsin schoolteacher and his public school students commemorating the 108th anniversary of the first Act passed by the Continental Congress to establish a national banner for the newly formed United States.
The Act of June 14, 1777 resolved that the official banner be designed with thirteen alternating red and white stripes and thirteen white stars, representing a new Constellation of the thirteen colonies, stitched on a blue background.
The 1777 Congressional resolution laid the foundation for the meaning of American Flag Day by emphasizing a strong union of those thirteen colonies, forever linked together by the threads of a fledgling Democracy.
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