Monday, June 14, 2010

Fun Flag Day Facts

Katandy's Triple Threat salutes Flag Day

Celebrated on June 14 each year, Flag Day is a U.S. holiday celebrating the adoption of the American flag. Like Memorial Day, Flag Day is considered a patriotic holiday celebrated with parades and memorial services for those who have died in defense of the United States.

Fun Flag Day Facts
  • The adoption of Flag Day was undertaken by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. However, it wasn't until 1949 that Congress enacted legislation supporting his decision.
  • Flag Day is celebrated by veteran's organizations around the country. While Flag Day is meant to commemorate the adoption of the American Flag, it isn't actually a national holiday.
  • Pennsylvania is the only state in the Union to officially observe Flag Day. Much of the celebration of Flag Day in Pennsylvania is centered around the former home of Betsy Ross, the flag's creator.

1 comment:

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Flag Day to all of you too!
LUVS the picture!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae