Flag Day, June 14
Flag Day marks the official adoption of the American flag that flies all over the country today. Each year people across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14th to honor the American flag.
The Time and Date website provides the reader with a brief history on Flag Day stating, “In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation to: call on government officials in the USA to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day; and to urge US residents to observe Flag Day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.”
Flag Day is not a national holiday; however, it is a nationwide observance. As Americans and local business owners, we are encouraged to fly Old Glory in every home and business. We, at Educational Outfitters | Academic Outfitters, your school uniform and dress code provider, honor our flag and grateful for our freedoms.