What is U.S. Flag Day?

What is the U.S.'s national Flag Day?

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress approved a design for the national flag

The Stars and Stripes had 13 stripes, alternate red and white

and 13 stars symbolizing the original states

Source: Library of Congress

President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation

establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, 1916

President Harry Truman signed it into law in 1949

That legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year

To date, there have been 27 official versions of the flag

The current version of the flag dates to July 4, 1960

after Hawaii became the fiftieth state on August 21, 1959

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