Many Americans look forward to Memorial Day followed by Independence Day in the beginning of July to truly kickoff the summer. However, most people forget about the celebration of the birthday of the stars and stripes, better known as Flag Day! Today, June 14, 2012 is Flag Day! Most Americans aren’t even aware that Flag Day exists let alone what the day represents!
Although Flag Day isn’t a federal holiday, it still has significant meaning behind it. June 14th is a historic date because in 1777, the Continental Congress passed an official resolution that the flag of the United States would be 13 alternating red and white stripes and that the Union would be thirteen white stars I a blue field to represent a new constellation.
Although the American Flag has been altered over time, the flag still holds the stars and stripes and symbolizes free people!
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