“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
June 14, 1777
Act of Congress to adopt the Stars and Stripes
as the flag of the United States
"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separate it by white in stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her..."
Quote attributed to George Washington,
but questionable if true
Although over the years individual states
recognized the birthday of the United States flag,
it was not until 1949 when President Harry Truman
signed an Act of Congress designating the
14th day of June every year as
National Flag Day.
Until next time, live and love well.
Joining in the festivities at
Ivy and Elephant's What's It Wednesday