Flag Day

Fredericksburg Farms

Flag Day

Today, June 14, is Flag Day. Here at Fredericksburg Farms our American flag flies every day but especially today we salute our flag and its history. On June 14, 1777 John Adams, a delegate, spoke about the flag at a meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He said, “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." There have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag so far; stars have been added to it as states have entered the Union. The current version dates to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state. Presidents Wilson and Coolidge both issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be National Flag Day, but Congress did not approve the national observance until 1949 when President Harry Truman signed it into law. So go out and fly your flag proudly today and tell your children and grandchildren how it came to represent all of us, the United States of America!

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