Flag Day – 2017

Poster commemorating the 140th Flag Day – Photo credit: Wikipedia

Wednesday is Flag Day, an official observance of the Second Continental Congress’ official adoption of the stars and stripes in 1777 that represents the country.

The First Flag Act declared that the new flag would have “13 stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Former President Woodrow Wilson wanted Americans to mark Flag Day to leave behind “every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right” and instead “stand with united hearts, for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself.” Crontinue reading at ibtimes.com.

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