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Flag Day Ceremony VFW Post 1486

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Day Ceremony held at VFW Post 1486 at 713 S Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548

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Did you know? 

Significance of Flag Day 2019
Flag Day 2019, is a holiday observed annually on June 14. It is a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States that took place in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date.

History of Flag Day
The history of Flag Day 2019 dates back to June 14, 1777, when British symbols of the Grand Union flag were replaced with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes ( one for each state) by the Continental Congress. The number of stars increased as the new states entered the Union, but the number of stripes stopped at 15 and was later returned to 13.

In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag. Cigrand’s efforts to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916.

However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day. In 1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.

Details

Date:
June 14, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

VFW Post 1486

Venue

VFW Post 1486

Events are organized or sponsored by individual businesses or organization and offered for “INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY”.