year on June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day, a day set aside to honor the
beloved symbol of America�s freedom and unity.
The American flag represents the people, places, and unique history of
the United States of America. It drapes the caskets of our
nation�s fallen heroes. It tops our office buildings, stands watch in
our courtrooms, and proudly leads the parade in our cities and towns.
In the mid-1880s, Americans began honoring our
flag with local observances, including a Flag Day celebration in Chicago
in 1894 that drew 300,000 people. In 1916, President Woodrow
Wilson issued a proclamation establishing a national observance of Flag
Day. And in 1949, a bill signed by President Harry Truman
codified the observance into law.
This June 14th, as we
celebrate Flag Day, let us take a moment to honor and appreciate the history
of our beloved country and all those who have built it, sustained it,
and contributed to its lasting legacy.
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