Flag Day

Today is the Flag Day in the USA.

Every June 14th millions of Americans celebrate this day. People observe Flag Day by waving the USA Flag outside their homes and workplaces. There are also special ceremonies held by Veteran’s groups.

The legend says that three members of a secret committee from the Continental Congress (George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross) asked Betsy Ross to sew the first flag. It was some time late in May 1776. She was only in her early 20’s when she completed the first flag with thirteen stars arranged in a circle. A year later this flag was officially adopted as national flag, and from that time the Stars and Stripes symbolized the U.S. around the world.

This day was first celebrated in 1877. It is still not an official holiday, but the 14th day of June of each year is designated as Flag Day.

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8 Responses to Flag Day

  1. CR says:

    Now that’s what I call ‘Patriotism’.
    If there ever was a the Flag Day in Portugal, I’d say it was in 2004, when Portugal organized the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, because I still remember that every house I passed by had the national flag adorned :)

    Very interesting day.

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