Flag Day is observed on June 14th of each year. It originated back in 1977 when Congress passed the First Flag Act by adopting the starts and stripes as our national flag. George Washington authorized the flag and it was sewn by Betsy Ross. The original flag had 13 stars on a blue background and 13 red and white stripes. Stars represented heaven and all of men’s goals, and the 13 represented the number of original states. Blue is the color of the chief, red is the color of valor and bravery and white is the color of purity.
Through the years as states were added the number of stars were added to correspond. The 50th star was added in August of 1959 by President Eisenhower.
Flag Day is now observed by people getting together in neighborhoods or towns to celebrate the designers and the history of our country. Through the years the changes have marked important periods of history in our country.
The flag is a symbol of our independence and of national unity. When you see a flag today, why not salute it and thank God for the brave men and women who are protecting our flag and independence?
Fly your FLAG!